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GenderFeminine & Masculine
PronouncedPron.LIN-zee English
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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-).

Sources & References

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

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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute