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Lindsay Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lindsay?

Ranking 1,148th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Lindsay is uncommon.

Although not currently within the top 1000, Lindsay has seen higher popularity rankings.

Position 36, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1983 and as recently as 1984.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1983 with 8,620 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Lindsay was less than 5, most recently in 1935.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Lindsay occurred roughly during the years 1941-1950, and 1969-1982, whereas 1957-1960, 1992-2002, 2004-2011, and 2013-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Lindsay has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

How popular will Lindsay be?

The popularity trend for Lindsay has been spiralling downward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Lindsay lately has dropped.

The name Lindsay is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Lindsay has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Lindsay (Girl)Lindsay (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 215 1,148 5 13,382
2016 258 1,022 < 5 --
2015 328 850 9 8,425
2014 433 658 8 9,276
2013 412 684 < 5 --
2012 396 709 < 5 --
2011 433 656 6 11,698
2010 491 597 < 5 --
2009 575 527 5 13,678
2008 848 382 < 5 --
2007 1,066 317 10 7,941
2006 1,248 263 8 9,237
2005 1,398 240 12 6,456
2004 1,354 241 9 7,926
2003 1,229 260 6 10,352
2002 1,241 255 < 5 --
2001 1,502 210 9 7,266
2000 1,800 179 12 5,769
1999 1,848 169 17 4,260
1998 1,938 161 9 6,626
1997 2,086 149 8 7,010
1996 2,397 134 21 3,354
1995 2,562 125 22 3,155
1994 3,100 107 15 4,211
1993 3,664 88 22 3,104
1992 4,261 81 27 2,643
1991 4,485 77 31 2,323
1990 5,038 69 40 1,924
1989 5,525 63 49 1,630
1988 6,025 57 47 1,569
1987 6,532 49 57 1,306
1986 6,950 46 61 1,235
1985 7,872 40 86 989
1984 8,508 36 73 1,049
1983 8,620 36 92 922
1982 8,256 39 84 985
1981 5,845 47 58 1,204
1980 4,355 71 52 1,301
1979 3,467 88 54 1,258
1978 3,122 95 47 1,339
1977 2,635 110 63 1,095
1976 2,070 134 50 1,233
1975 516 396 22 2,103
1974 213 691 36 1,459
1973 115 1,019 22 1,962
1972 62 1,521 35 1,445
1971 77 1,387 38 1,392
1970 83 1,297 41 1,308
1969 61 1,523 45 1,179
1968 70 1,333 47 1,094
1967 48 1,649 41 1,172
1966 62 1,398 56 977
1965 50 1,584 74 857
1964 53 1,566 67 935
1963 69 1,336 92 793
1962 61 1,423 117 711
1961 58 1,475 125 686
1960 54 1,512 152 633
1959 69 1,295 116 713
1958 81 1,185 89 794
1957 98 1,051 96 771
1956 83 1,139 96 751
1955 92 1,051 121 666
1954 77 1,127 95 740
1953 95 982 129 629
1952 125 815 100 700
1951 112 849 106 679
1950 116 810 98 693
1949 83 991 64 861
1948 68 1,079 65 849
1947 59 1,176 61 895
1946 31 1,605 56 885
1945 18 2,027 50 909
1944 22 1,837 37 1,097
1943 15 2,396 51 938
1942 12 2,743 38 1,111
1941 9 3,152 37 1,084
1940 10 2,874 39 1,042
1939 5 4,618 38 1,045
1938 6 4,115 46 935
1937 8 3,314 42 975
1936 15 2,100 44 934
1935 < 5 -- 35 1,113
1934 < 5 -- 42 1,002
1933 < 5 -- 33 1,153
1932 < 5 -- 41 1,046
1931 < 5 -- 36 1,140
1930 < 5 -- 40 1,102
1929 < 5 -- 44 1,036
1928 7 4,003 53 932
1927 < 5 -- 40 1,140
1926 7 4,101 36 1,208
1925 < 5 -- 50 965
1924 < 5 -- 52 982
1923 < 5 -- 45 1,071
1922 < 5 -- 38 1,173
1921 5 5,550 41 1,117
1920 < 5 -- 58 907
1919 < 5 -- 36 1,181
1918 < 5 -- 38 1,120
1917 < 5 -- 45 974
1916 6 4,175 42 993
1915 < 5 -- 40 1,008
1914 < 5 -- 38 892
1913 < 5 -- 27 959
1912 < 5 -- 17 1,158
1911 < 5 -- 9 1,246
1910 < 5 -- 12 968
1909 < 5 -- 11 931
1908 < 5 -- 8 1,074
1907 < 5 -- 9 968
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- 9 883
1904 < 5 -- 13 669
1903 < 5 -- 10 761
1902 < 5 -- 9 836
1901 < 5 -- 5 1,142
1900 < 5 -- 15 667
1899 < 5 -- 10 685
1898 < 5 -- 5 1,234
1897 < 5 -- 7 898
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- 11 658
1894 < 5 -- 5 1,180
1893 < 5 -- 21 397
1892 < 5 -- 5 1,177
1891 < 5 -- 6 913
1890 < 5 -- 13 554
1889 < 5 -- 10 654
1888 < 5 -- 8 787
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- 5 1,048
1885 < 5 -- 6 889
1884 < 5 -- 9 682
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- 9 680
1881 < 5 -- 8 679
1880 < 5 -- 7 781

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.