Given Name LINDSAY

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
PRONOUNCED: LIN-zee (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From an English and Scottish surname which was originally derived from the name of the region Lindsey, which means "LINCOLN island" in Old English. As a given name it was typically masculine until the 1960s (in Britain) and 1970s (in America) when it became popular for girls, probably due to its similarity to Linda and because of American actress Lindsay Wagner (1949-).

Categories

actresses, athletes, landforms, male to female, place names, song titles, surnames, top 10 in Canada, trendy
VARIANTS: Lindsey, Linsey, Lyndsay, Lyndsey, Lynsey, Lindsie, Linsay, Linzi, Lyndsea, Lynsay (English), Lindsey (Scottish)
  United States
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2016
  Canada (BC)
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2015
  France
2015
  Netherlands
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2016

Sources & References

  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)