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Linsey is a unisex baby name of English origin that derives from the surname Lindsey. Linsey means either “island of linden trees” or “marshlands of Lincolnshire”. Linsey enjoyed brief popularity in the 1980s but never achieved the popularity of other spellings like Lindsey and Lindsay.

Meaning of the name Linsey:

English: island of linden trees, marshlands of Lincolnshire

Origin of the name Linsey:

Linsey is a unisex English name that means either “island of linden trees” or “marshlands of Lincolnshire”. Linsey derives from the English and Scottish surname Lindsey which means “Lincoln’s island” in Old English.

Symbolism of the name Linsey:

Linden trees were one of the sacred trees of the Celts with many important associated meanings. Linden trees were thought to symbolize fertility, prosperity, fidelity, justice, altruism, and good luck.

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Gender of the name Linsey:

Linsey is a name for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Linsey:


Number of syllables in the name Linsey:


Emotion evoked from the name Linsey:

Linsey evokes feelings of patience and thoughtfulness.

Alternative spellings for the name Linsey:

Lindsay, Lindsey, Lyndsay, Lyndsey, Lynsey, Lindsie, Linsay, Linzi, Lyndsea, Lynsay

Nicknames for the name Linsey:

  • Lin
  • Linny
  • Linz
  • Lina 
  • See
  • Seya

Popularity of the name Linsey:

According to the Social Security Administration, Linsey is a popular unisex baby name. As a girl’s name, Linsey was in the top 1000 baby names from 1979 to 1990 and peaked at #631. As a boy’s name, Linsey has never appeared in the top 1000 baby names.

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Famous people with the name Linsey:

  • Linsey McKenzie (English glamour model)
  • Linsey Godfrey (American actress)
  • Linsey MacDonald (Scottish Olympic sprinter)
  • Linsey Davis (American newscaster)
  • Linsey Marr (American scientist)

Linsey in popular culture:

  • Linsey-woolsey (type of coarse twill or plain-woven fabric)
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