What does Lindsey mean?
Lindsey /lind-sey/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Lindsey) is of Old English derivation, and the name Lindsey means "Lincoln's marsh; island of linden trees". Lindsey is an alternate spelling of Lindsay (Old English): place name. Compare surname Lindsly. See also Lyndsey.
How popular is Lindsey?
Lindsey is a very prominent first name for females (#301 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#492 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Lindsey for girls. Lindsey entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #44 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is currently at #570. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Lindsey and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Lindsey (#570 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Lindsay (#653 in 2014), Lynsey, Lyndsey, Linsey and Lyndsay. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5615%) and has become much less since (usage 0.1295%, down 76.9%), with the versions Lindsey, Lindsay, Lyndsay, Lyndsey and Linsey falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Lindey. This name tends to be less commonly used than Lindsey.