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Origin & Meaning

The name Lindsay is of English and Scottish origin.

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


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 653  in baby name popularity for girls with 433 occurrences.  It ranked 9224 in popular baby names for boys with 8 occurrences. 

View the Lindsay Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Lindsay has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Lindsay to other names.


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.


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Related Names

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

Other Tidbits

Lindsay falls into the landform name category.

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

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.