Meaning and name origin
Lincoln \l(i)-nco-ln, lin-coln\ as a boy's name is pronounced LINK-en. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lincoln is "lake colony". The name of an early Roman settlement in England. Surname made famous by American President Abraham Lincoln. Football player Lincoln Kennedy.
Lincoln is a somewhat popular first name for males (#781 out of 1220, Top 64%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2129 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lincoln for boys. Lincoln reached its highest rank of #87 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).