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Lindsay Meaning


What does Lindsay mean?

The name Lindsay is of English and Scottish origin.

The meaning of Lindsay is "lindum isle, lincoln's marsh".

Lindsay is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Lin-zee.

The Given Name Lindsay

The name Lindsay is a transferred use of a Scottish surname, that of Sir Walter de Lindesay who derived the name from the territory of Lindsey in Lincolnshire.

Lindsay is derived from the Old English lindesig meaning "lindum isle or lincoln's marsh" from the elements lindes meaning "lindum" and "ig" meaning "island". Lindum Colonia (Lindum) was a town in the Roman province of Britannia which is known today as Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England.

Lindsay falls into the landform name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Lindsay Lohan, Lindsay Wagner, and Lindsay Whalen.

Lindsay Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,300 in baby name popularity for girls with 174 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,147 in baby name popularity for girls with 216 occurrences. It ranked 13,430 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Lindsay has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Lindsay Name Popularity Page.

Lindsay Related Names

Variants of the name Lindsay include Lindsee, Lindsey, Lindsie, Lindslee, Lindsley, Lindsy, Lyndsay, Lyndsea, Lyndsey, Lyndsie.

Famous Lindsays

  • Lindsay Lohan ~ Actress
  • Lindsay Wagner ~ Actress
  • Lindsay Whalen ~ Basketball Player

Lindsay Numerology

What will your new littleLindsay be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Lindsay are often sensible and shocking but most of all they are read more >>

Lindsay Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Lindsay in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Lindsay.

Just for fun, see the name Lindsay in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Lindsay in Nautical Flags page.