Lindsay
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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-).
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actresses, athletes, landforms, male to female, place names, song titles, surnames, top 10 in Canada, trendy
Related Names
VARIANTS: Lindsey, Linsey, Lyndsay, Lyndsey, Lynsey, Lindsie, Linsay, Linzi, Lyndsea, Lynsay (English), Lindsey (Scottish)
Popularity
United States  - 
Canada (BC)  - 
France  ranked #337 
Netherlands  - 
Sources and References
  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)