What does Lynsey mean?
Lynsey /lyn-sey/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Old English and English derivation, and the meaning of Lynsey is "Lincoln's marsh; island of linden trees". Lynsey is a variant form, with the suffix -ey, of Lindsay (Old English): place name. Lynsey is also a form of Lyndsey (English): transcription of Lindsey.
How popular is Lynsey?
Lynsey is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2901 out of 4276, Top 68%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Lynsey for girls. Lynsey was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #814 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Lynsey and related names. Lindsay (#653 a year ago), Lindsey (#570), Linsey, Lyndsay and Lyndsey are the prominent related forms of Lynsey. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5615%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.1295%, ▼76.9%), with the forms Lindsay, Lindsey, Linsey, Lyndsay and Lyndsey becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Lynley. This name tends to be less frequently used than Lynsey.