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Lindsey Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Lindsey?

Ranking 833rd in popularity in the United States for girls in 2018, the name Lindsey is less frequently given.

Currently in the top 1000, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

Position 35, its highest popularity ranking, was reached for the first time in 1983 and as recently as 1984 with 9,007 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Lindsey was less than 5, most recently in 1943.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Lindsey occurred roughly during the years 1944-1952, 1965-1969, and 1970-1983, whereas 1957-1960, 1993-1997, and 1999-2017 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Lindsey 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 Lindsey be?

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

The name Lindsey still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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

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   Lindsey (Girl)Lindsey (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 323 833 11 7,372
2017 313 870 6 11,594
2016 364 776 13 6,547
2015 475 611 11 7,345
2014 534 572 5 13,246
2013 503 573 10 7,870
2012 577 524 10 7,895
2011 647 459 6 11,705
2010 801 402 8 9,325
2009 1,007 327 12 7,070
2008 1,227 279 9 8,729
2007 1,555 225 9 8,641
2006 1,886 186 14 5,977
2005 2,094 162 16 5,184
2004 2,254 146 30 3,254
2003 2,541 132 18 4,544
2002 2,815 122 20 4,131
2001 3,050 105 22 3,799
2000 3,211 103 17 4,494
1999 3,417 96 14 4,922
1998 3,465 97 35 2,482
1997 3,637 95 31 2,585
1996 4,112 86 29 2,651
1995 4,377 82 50 1,768
1994 4,987 69 40 2,067
1993 5,844 56 52 1,689
1992 5,895 57 48 1,765
1991 6,458 52 58 1,518
1990 6,781 51 70 1,330
1989 7,067 48 97 1,061
1988 7,001 48 86 1,076
1987 7,454 41 95 970
1986 8,053 39 108 875
1985 8,467 37 116 836
1984 9,007 35 114 820
1983 8,681 35 127 774
1982 7,958 40 138 753
1981 4,863 58 114 825
1980 3,386 91 88 963
1979 2,760 113 79 1,003
1978 1,813 152 90 913
1977 1,380 194 107 826
1976 873 267 72 987
1975 361 497 47 1,247
1974 234 650 48 1,207
1973 101 1,115 70 967
1972 75 1,345 61 1,037
1971 69 1,482 57 1,088
1970 71 1,451 77 913
1969 68 1,411 65 955
1968 57 1,514 74 847
1967 54 1,532 88 781
1966 41 1,784 85 790
1965 41 1,785 92 769
1964 47 1,695 97 771
1963 57 1,486 124 696
1962 45 1,696 138 664
1961 70 1,334 145 652
1960 41 1,778 141 659
1959 52 1,506 138 656
1958 65 1,316 146 639
1957 84 1,156 149 628
1956 66 1,285 132 661
1955 43 1,566 154 592
1954 71 1,192 169 565
1953 53 1,340 156 573
1952 66 1,174 133 616
1951 51 1,310 129 622
1950 51 1,289 106 675
1949 47 1,347 91 720
1948 24 1,983 97 681
1947 33 1,679 90 724
1946 20 2,125 91 676
1945 11 2,849 68 746
1944 6 4,329 59 822
1943 < 5 -- 74 758
1942 7 3,953 64 809
1941 8 3,417 76 711
1940 5 4,737 48 924
1939 < 5 -- 60 790
1938 < 5 -- 56 830
1937 7 3,646 60 796
1936 < 5 -- 51 856
1935 < 5 -- 59 809
1934 < 5 -- 53 867
1933 < 5 -- 54 846
1932 < 5 -- 73 733
1931 < 5 -- 44 1,005
1930 < 5 -- 73 747
1929 < 5 -- 56 893
1928 < 5 -- 60 859
1927 < 5 -- 56 920
1926 < 5 -- 55 910
1925 < 5 -- 52 938
1924 5 5,522 55 950
1923 < 5 -- 70 798
1922 < 5 -- 72 792
1921 < 5 -- 58 929
1920 < 5 -- 57 919
1919 < 5 -- 62 834
1918 < 5 -- 52 928
1917 < 5 -- 69 756
1916 < 5 -- 61 796
1915 < 5 -- 57 808
1914 < 5 -- 56 683
1913 < 5 -- 42 718
1912 < 5 -- 39 686
1911 < 5 -- 32 528
1910 < 5 -- 23 611
1909 < 5 -- 12 875
1908 < 5 -- 14 728
1907 < 5 -- 15 688
1906 < 5 -- 18 559
1905 < 5 -- 14 653
1904 < 5 -- 10 790
1903 < 5 -- 18 513
1902 < 5 -- 13 633
1901 < 5 -- 12 623
1900 < 5 -- 19 571
1899 < 5 -- 13 568
1898 < 5 -- 11 688
1897 < 5 -- 8 831
1896 < 5 -- 13 615
1895 < 5 -- 11 659
1894 < 5 -- 7 915
1893 < 5 -- 7 881
1892 < 5 -- 11 664
1891 < 5 -- 12 543
1890 < 5 -- 12 584
1889 < 5 -- 16 477
1888 < 5 -- 13 575
1887 < 5 -- 10 614
1886 < 5 -- 16 463
1885 < 5 -- 7 809
1884 < 5 -- 9 683
1883 < 5 -- 12 546
1882 < 5 -- 8 731
1881 < 5 -- 7 751
1880 < 5 -- 11 590

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.