What does Lindsay mean?
Lindsay \l(i)-nd-say, lin-dsay\ as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Lindsay) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lindsay is "Lincoln's marsh; island of linden trees". Surname. Film director Lindsay Anderson; New York mayor John Lindsay.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Linn.
Lindsay is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1211 out of 1220, Top 99%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#1008 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Lindsay for boys. Lindsay reached its apex rank of #773 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other prominent related form of Lindsay listed in the Top 1000 is Lindsey. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.324%) and are now much less popular, with the versions Lindsay and Lindsey becoming less in vogue. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Lindsay and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)