Gender: Male Meaning of Lindsay: "island of linden trees" Origin of Lindsay: English

Lindsay Origin and Meaning

The name Lindsay is a boy's name of English origin meaning "island of linden trees".

The girls have definitely filched this one out of the male box. Its falling popularity may reflect its association with troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan.

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Lindsey, Lindsy, Linsey, Lind, Linsay, Lyndsie, Lynzie, Lindesay, Lyndsey, Lyndsay, Linzy


RoddyThlayli Says:


This name is one of my favorite names of all time, although I prefer the Lindsey spelling. It bothers me when girls use it (I feel the same about Paton, Reagan and Tegan), and when I come across it in books I tend to pronounce it Lin-zay (zay like may), to make it more feminine. I intend to name a future son this, with the nickname Indie.

JessicaRK467 Says:


Least masculine name. Please don't give this name to a boy...or a girl.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


This name is way too frilly for a boy imo, I don't even like it on a girl.