Meaning and Name Origin
Lincoln \l(i)-nco-ln, 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.
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 (#2129 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Lincoln for boys. Lincoln reached its peak position of #87 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)