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

The name Lindsay is a boy's name of English origin meaning "island of linden trees". Lindsay and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #11".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Lindsay

Lindsay Harry Chip Crosby, American actor and singer
(Gordon) Lindsay Weir, New Zealand cricketer
Lindsay Tuckett, South African cricketer
(John) Lindsay Brown, American baseball player
Lindsay John Casson Gaze, Australian basketball player and coach
Lindsay Harvey Hoyle, English MP
Lindsay Dawson, American painter
Lindsay Haines Knapp, American NFL football player
Lindsay Kemp, English dancer, actor and mime
Lindsay Eugene Scott, American NFL football player
Lindsay Gerald Merrithew, Canadian Pilates entrepreneur
Vernon Lindsay Vaughn (b. 2013), son of American actor Vince Vaughn
Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal, son of Julianna Margulies & Keith Lieberthal

Pop Culture References for the name Lindsay

Lindsay Marriott, character in "Farewell, My Lovely" by Raymond Chandler

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.