What does Lincoln mean?
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.
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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)
Charted below is the birth name history of Lincoln for boys. Lincoln reached its peak position of #66 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is an analysis of the history of Lincoln and corresponding 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.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.