Lindsay

Pronunciation: le-e-ndsa-he-e
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: England

Lindsay is a gender-neutral name of British origin, translating to "Lincoln's marsh" or "island of linden trees". The name has its roots in the Scottish surname and clan name, which comes from the toponym Lindsey, derived from the Old English toponym Lindesege ("Island of Lind") for the city of Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England. The name Lindsay was initially regarded as a masculine name but eventually evolved to be used for children of both genders. Today, it is more frequently given to girls. The name gained popularity in the 1960s in Britain and the 1970s in America, possibly due to its similarity to Linda and the influence of American actress Lindsay Wagner.

Lindsay Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Lindsay is currently #611 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Lindsay is currently #611 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Lindsay is currently #603 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Lindsay is currently #603 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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