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Lindsey is a first-rate choice among baby names. Long associated with peerage and prestige, this name also has a permanent place in popular culture. Lindsey Bergman is a character in the American Girl franchise, and Lindsey Evelyn Strauss was an important character on One Tree Hill. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Lindsey:

Lindsey derives from the transferred use of a Scottish clan name and surname. Use of the name originated with an Anglo-Saxon region known as the Kingdom of Lindsey. The word Lindsey came from the Old English Lindesege (meaning “isle of lind”). One interpretation is that the name referred to the isle's heavy proportion of linden trees. However, it can also refer to Lindum Colonia, a prior Roman settlement that is now the city of Lincoln in Lincolnshire. The name Lindum was the Latin spelling of an Old Brittonic word that meant “pool” or lake,” and it is closely related to the Welsh name Lynn.

Symbolism of the Name Lindsey:

Lindsey originated with the Kingdom of Lindsey and the corresponding Scottish clan. The name Lindsey (or Lindsey) is representatives of one of the oldest earldoms in the United Kingdom. Symbols for Lindsey include the lion rampant and the Lindsey Tower.

Nicknames for the Name Lindsey:

Lindsey is a common name that many parents will find themselves interested in. Check out our list of great nicknames for this name:

  • Lin
  • Lind
  • Linds
  • Lindz
  • Linni
  • Linnie
  • Linzi
  • Linny
  • Lindy
Baby name Lindsey

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Gender of the Name Lindsey:

Lindsey is a girl's and a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the Name Lindsey:


Number of Syllables in the Name Lindsey:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Lindsey:

The name Lindsey evokes feelings of graciousness and geniality.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Lindsey:

  • Lindsay
  • Linsey 
  • Lynsay
  • Lynsey 
  • Linzy
  • Lindsie
  • Lindzi
  • Lindsea
  • Lindsee
  • Lindseigh

Popularity of the Name Lindsey:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Lindsey was the 954th most popular name for girls in 2019.

Great Middle Names for Lindsey and Their Meanings:

  • Arlene (free man)
  • Brooke (freshwater stream)
  • Giselle (pledge)
  • Irene (peace)
  • Jerome (holy name, sacred name)
  • Kaitlyn (pure)
  • Kevin (well-born, handsome, beautiful)
  • Regina (queen)
  • Reginald (king)
  • Willow (willow tree, slender, graceful)

Famous People with the Name Lindsey:

  • Lindsey Napela Berg (volleyball player)
  • Lindsey Michelle Cardinale (singer)
  • Lindsey Gayle Evans (model)
  • Lindsey Ann German (politician)
  • Lindsey Olin Graham (senator)
  • Lindsey Benson Hunter (basketball player)
  • Lindsey Marie Shaw (actress)
  • Lindsey Caroline Vonn (Olympic skier)
  • Lindsey Elizabeth Wright (golfer)
  • Lindsey Rashaun Witten (football player)
  • Lindsey Bergman (character in the American Girl franchise)
  • Lindsey Butterfield Roscoe (character in the British soap opera Hollyoaks)
  • Lindsey McDonald (male character in the Angel television series)
  • Lindsey Naegle (character on The Simpsons)
  • Lindsey Novak (character on Stargate SG-1)
  • Lindsey Evelyn Strauss (character on One Tree Hill)
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