It sounds a bit pretentious and very surnamey. Lincoln does not look or sound feminine in any way.
someone-  5/8/2020
I love this name, and while it's not the greatest for a girl's name, it's not horrible. I prefer it on a guy but nothing wrong with it in any form. Personally I don't see why everyone is so uptight about it.
picajay  12/22/2019
I named my son Lincoln. I find that it is a powerful sounding name. My daughter, I named Brooklyn.
April.Dawn  10/4/2019
Not too famous is actor Lincoln Melcher who played Griff on the Disney show "Bunk'd".
NameViewer  7/17/2019
Just a friendly reminder that names don’t have a gender. Please don’t give pity to females when they could actually like their name.
AestheticallyGay  5/28/2019
Lincoln Loud is a character from the show “The Loud House”.
Claire_Elisabeth  2/18/2019
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard named their first daughter Lincoln out of his (Dax’s) love for his 1967 Lincoln Continental. They named their second daughter Delta. If you don’t passionately love Lincoln vehicles and you wouldn’t name your daughter Delta, maybe move along from naming your daughter Lincoln...
― Anonymous User  2/14/2019
Lincoln is the only vehicle related name I can stand on a guy. Maybe because Abe Lincoln’s legacy is so profound, it dwarfs any automaker connotation? It’s decidedly masculine.
― Anonymous User  2/14/2019
Though I prefer Lincoln so much on a boy, it’s still an interesting choice for a girl. It sounds feminine enough to suit a girl. But if I named a girl Lincoln, I would definitely consider giving her a feminine middle name because this name does sound masculine. I only like boy names on girls with middle names that are girly, such as Lincoln Marie, not Lincoln Carter, that’s for a boy.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2018
President Abraham Lincoln wanted to ship freed slaves back to the African continent.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2018
Oh look... Another good masculine name ruined.
Curious me  9/10/2018
Old-fashioned, but the nickname Link makes it modern. I really feel sorry for girls with this name. There is no speck of femininity in this name.
kayisforkeen  8/22/2018
Another name that I'm shocked to find out that people are using for girls. In what world does this name sound feminine?
Luvbug86  7/8/2018
Lincoln Loud from The Loud House has 10 sisters named Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lola, Lana, Lisa and Lily.
Livisnotonfire  12/23/2017
Lincoln Loud from The Loud House.
natalieparm  12/3/2017
Not that famous, but Lincoln Markham from the YouTube channel What's Inside.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2017
Lincoln Campbell was a character on Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., he was an inhuman who could control electricity.
Lady_Skywalker  5/10/2017
It's not awful, but it isn't overly attractive either. I personally wouldn't use it for a boy. And it's hideous on a girl.
Katesnames15  4/20/2017
Lincoln Loud is the main character of the cartoon, The Loud House. He is the only son of the Loud family.
Whipsmart  8/8/2016
The name Lincoln was unfortunately given to 157 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Strong male name and definitely not a girl's name. The name also has Celtic connections namely Irish, and you get fair few people in Ireland called it. I would say it's an older generation name like Arthur in England, so still has that rare factor which is also nice.
Green Tree  7/26/2015
Lincoln City, Oregon is a beautiful coastal town! I also think of Lincoln Logs!
LV51sfan91  5/10/2015
If you name your son Lincoln, that's just fine. But I don't see it as a girl's name. Seriously. I like Kristen Bell (Anna in Frozen!) but when she named her daughter Lincoln... I tried to understand but just can't. It's sooo masculine!
― Anonymous User  2/8/2015
My son is called Lincoln. I am from the UK. His name means by the lake and ironically, I didn't manage to push him out in the birthing pool - therefore he was born 'by the pool'. I didn't know the meaning until afterwards but it made sense. I often call him Linc or Linco. I feel it's a very strong name. I hear it a lot more now - films, tv etc. I'm not sure about the name for a girl but it cannot be any worse than some of the more 'common' names cropping up out there.
Missfixr  1/15/2015
Charles Lincoln "Link" Neal and his friend Rhett McLaughlin are a popular Youtube duo. They are close friends and comedians who create funny commercials, music videos, and various other comedic Youtube videos; and host a daily show called Good Mythical Morning, along with "the show after the show" called Good Mythical MORE. The two also have a weekly podcast called Ear Biscuits. For a time, they had a show called The Mythical Show and completed many other projects such as an award-winning movie. They have three channels: Rhett & Link, Good Mythical Morning, and Good Mythical MORE. Their fans are referred to as "mythical beasts." Their website is
― Anonymous User  10/10/2014
It's pronounced LIN-kən- no G!
― Anonymous User  1/23/2014
Actress Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard recently joined the nauseating trend of slapping completely masculine names on girls; yesterday they welcomed DAUGHTER Lincoln Bell Shepard into the world.
― Anonymous User  3/29/2013
We named our son Lincoln. We call him Linc a lot, too. I love the name, of course. It was my great uncle's middle name, but it's what everyone called him. In my opinion, it's the perfect 2 syllable length, but then you have the cool shortened form too. To me the sound of it, in either of it's forms, is strong and meaningful. He is truthfully our Linc (link), our connection to our past, and our contribution to, and hope for the future.
coupleofbridges  7/17/2012
I thought it was a weird name at first, but the more I say it, the more I like it. Now it's among my favorites, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone having a son.
Black_X  9/19/2011
Lincoln Chafee was a Rhode Island politician who served as the 74th governor since 2011. Prior to that he was a United States Senate who served as a republican. He is notable enough to be mentioned and one reason to like the name. He is also kind of handsome, I think I am attracted to him :D
― Anonymous User  9/19/2011
"Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincoln"... This name is an utter joy!
While I typically am not a manic supporter of surname-turned-forenames I can put all that aside. It is a very classic, masculine name-- and for those whom believe a child would be teased for certain resemblances you are likely the same beings titling you children "August," "Juniper" and other such artsy, kre8tiv, made-up, nature-types.

"Link" is a splendid diminutive-- one that has the ability to grow and transfer from boy to man with grace.
Francesca  4/27/2011
I like this name. I think it'd be cool to name two twin boys Lincoln and Lee, after the Civil War commanders from both sides of the war. Kinda like ying and yang.
― Anonymous User  9/26/2010
Lincoln Lee is an FBI agent in the alternate universe on the sci-fi drama, "FRINGE."
Dawson  9/26/2010
In Australia there is a Lincoln Lewis who is an actor on a show called "Home and Away" he is also the son of rugby league great Wally Lewis!
samantharae  4/3/2009
Lincoln Burrows from Prison Break is a famous bearer of this name.
Rachelgirl1989  6/7/2008
This is quite a pretentious name, but at least this isn't spelled Linkin or some other asinine spelling.
slight night shiver  4/28/2008
I love the name Lincoln because it is very masculine and strong sounding, also I am a huge fan of Prison Break. I plan on naming my twin boys Lincoln and Michael after the show's characters. I know that's weird but I really love this name. :)
wemlover  3/20/2008
This name reminds me of a Lincoln Town Car (an old person's car). Not a very attractive vehicle.
jasmineenimsaj  2/9/2008
It's the name of a city and a county in England.
ElizainEngland  1/11/2008
It's a pretty cool name, and "Link" would be an awesome nickname, with the hero in Legend of Zelda and all.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2007
In the movie, 'The Island' everyone had clones of themselves to better ensure their longevity. But one of the clones called Lincoln Six Echo, broke free and desired to live like a real person. It was pretty cool.
Cyneburga  3/1/2007
I would seriously consider naming one of my sons Lincoln. I think it had a lot of class and structure for a name. The connection between the name Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln would be a petty reason to not use this name. That's like saying you wouldn't use the name Benjamin because of Benjamin Franklin. My only grief with this name is that it doesn't have a great meaning for it but it's still a great name.
Cyneburga  3/1/2007
In response to the comment that the connection between the name Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln being a petty reason not to use the name: the connection between the name Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln is the only reason I would use the name. What's wrong with naming a boy after our country's greatest president?
queenv  10/3/2007
I have nothing against the name Lincoln although it's not my favorite. My only suggestion is that if you're going to name your son Lincoln, it's probably better you don't live in Nebraska. Since it's the capital and all.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2006
Lincoln for a girl--INDEED! Please, please, please don't give your daughter such a masculine-sounding name! There is already enough of that going on these days.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2006
It reminds me of "Link" the Zelda character.
karlyjok  7/21/2006
I think it is a good strong boys name.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2006
I like this name very much -- but for a girl. I've been told that I'm insane for supporting it, but it is still one of my favorite female names. I've even come up with a combo for it: Lincoln Claire!
Pheadirean  4/14/2006

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