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What does Lincoln mean?

Lincoln Pronunciation of Lincoln [lin-coln] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: old english, lake (river), roman, england, surname, famous.


Lincoln has 2 variants: Linc and Link.

Creative forms:
(male) Lancoln, Lencoln, ..


Middle name pairings:
Lincoln Maximo (L.M.), ..

How popular is Lincoln?

Lincoln is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#781 out of 1220, Top 64%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#2068 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lincoln reached its peak position of #66 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lincoln name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lincoln outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular variation form of Lincoln (#66 in 2015) is Link (#1320 in 2015). Adoption of these forms of Lincoln is at its peak presently (average #693). Lincoln is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lincoln, Link in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lincoln outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Landon, Lidon, Lindal, Lindall, Lindel, Lindell, Linden, Lindly, Lindo, Lindon, Linford, Linly, Linn, Lino, Linos, Linton, Lintonn (see Linton), Linwood, Lion, Liron, Litton, Littonn (see Litton), London, Lyndon, Lynton and Lyntonn (see Linton). These names tend to be less commonly used than Lincoln.

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