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Origin: South Africa
Region Origin: Southern Africa

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.

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