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Gender: Female Meaning of Lindsay: "marshlands of Lincolnshire" Origin of Lindsay: English surname

The name Lindsay is a girl's name of English origin meaning "marshlands of Lincolnshire". Lindsay and is often added to lists like Unisex Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibsets You Know".

From the experts:

In the early eighties, Lindsay, in tandem with Courtney, approached the Top 10.

Lindsey is one of the few truly unisex names (rather than being a name that has changed genders). Over time the ey ending was usually reserved for women and the ay ending reserved for men. This tradition continues in the 2014 Top 1000 rankings, with Lindsey retaining a considerable lead over Lindsay among girls in the USA.

In the UK, however, Lindsey makes no appearance in the Top 3000 at all, and Lindsay was only given to 6 girls in 2013, ranking at Number 2443.

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Famous People Named Lindsay

Lindsay Dee Lohan, American actress
Lindsay Mendez, American Broadway actress
Lindsay Jean Wagner, American actress
Lindsay Vere Duncan, Scottish actress
Lindsay Ann Davenport, American pro tennis player
Lindsay Marie Ellingson, American model
(Rachel) Lindsay Rene Bush, American actress
Lindsay Gael Christian Elaine Armau, Irish musician
Lindsay Ann Czarniak, American sports anchor
Lindsay Sloane, American actress
Lindsay Dianne Benko, American Olympic swimmer
Lindsay Marie Felton, American actress
Lindsay Pearce, American actress and singer

Pop Culture References for the name Lindsay

Lindsay Bluth Funke, character on TV's "Arrested Development"
Lindsay Weir, character on TV's "Freaks & Geeks"
Lindsay Edgecombe, character in "Before I Fall" by Lauren Oliver
Lindsay Fordyce, character on TV movie "Cyberbully"
Lindsay Messer, character on TV's "CSI: NY"
Lindsay Rappaport, character on American soap "One Life to Live"
Lindsay, character on animated series 'Total Drama Island"
Lindsay Dole, character on TV's "The Practice"
Lindsay, character on TV's "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
Lindsay Boxer, character on TV's "Women's Murder Club"


burg123 Says:


I know a nice girl named Lindsay. it makes her sound vey mature.

Kindness Says:


Lindsay is a beautiful,elegant name. ❤

EllaYu Says:


I think i'd like the name a lot more if I didn't know a complete moron named Lindsay growing up. And not a nice moron either.

I do quite like it for a boy.