What does Lynsey mean?
Lynsey [lynsey] 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.
(female) Lunsey, Lynse, ..
(male) Lynis, Lynnus, ..
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 history of Lynsey for girls. Lynsey was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #810 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Below is a charted analysis of the history of the girl name Lynsey and related names. Lindsay (#846 via latest list), Lindsey (#610), Lindsy, Linsey, Lyndsay, Lyndsey and Lyndsie are the prominent related forms of Lynsey. Adoption of these forms of Lynsey was at its most widespread during the years 1980-1989 (median #748) and has become significantly diminished since.
Suggested similar names are Ansley▲, Aynsley, Caisey, Cassey, Caysey, Dorsey, Fanney, Gipsey, Hepsey, Jenney, Jessey, Kaysey, Kinnsey, Kinsey, Lacey▼, Laisey, Lanae, Laney▲, Lanie, Lanny, Lassey, Layne, Layney, Leisel, Lesley▼, Lesy, Liese, Linden, Lindey, Linet, Linnea, Lisel, Liset, Litsea, Loise, Lonee, Lorey, Lovey, Luise, Lydie, Lynae, Lynah, Lynde, Lyndee, Lyndel, Lyndi, Lyndy, Lynea, Lynessa, Lynlee, Lynley, Lynnda, Lynne▼, Lynnea, Lynnet, Lysa, Lyse, Lyssa, Lyzbet, Nainsey, Nanney, Nansey, Nelsey, Pansey, Ramsey, Sissey, Stasey, Taney, Tansey, Tanzey, Tessey, Toney, Trasey, Wendey (see Wendy) and Yancey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lynsey.See names in meaning and etymology.