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Lynsey is a baby name that’s a variation of a classic unisex name. The name Lynsey has a modern, slightly trendy look to it while still being rare in terms of usage. Read on to learn more about the name.

Meaning of the name Lynsey:

Old English for “Lincoln island”.

Origin of the name Lynsey:

Lynsey is a baby name that is a more feminine variation of the gender-neutral name “Lindsay”. “Lindsay” is a name that was used as a both an English and Scottish surname, giving the name Lynsey dual origins.

Symbolism of the name Lynsey:

The baby name Lynsey is one that holds relations to something high-class and classic in spite of its more modern spelling.

Style of the name Lynsey:

Modern and rare.

Gender of the name Lynsey:

Lynsey is a baby name that is used mainly for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Lynsey:


Number of syllables in the name Lynsey:


Emotion evoked from the name Lynsey:

Lynsey is a baby name that can draw out feelings of content, comfort, and kindness.

Alternative spellings for the name Lynsey:

  • Lynzy
  • Lynzi
  • Lynnsey
  • Linsie
  • Linsey 
  • Linsay
  • Linzy

Nicknames for the name Lynsey:

Popularity of the name Lynsey:

Thanks to information from the Social Security Administration, we know that the baby name Lynsey has only made the list of the top 1000 baby names a few times since the late 1970s. In 1982, the name Lynsey ranked its highest on the list, coming in at #693.

Related names for the name Lynsey:

Great middle names for Lynsey and their meanings:

  • Jolie (pretty)
  • Harlow (rock hill or army hill)
  • Rowan (rowan tree; little redhead)
  • Katie (pure)
  • Mila (gracious; dear)
  • Nora (light)
  • Isla (island)
  • Skye (Scottish place-name)

Famous people with the name Lynsey:

  • Lynsey Baxter (English actor)
  • Lynsey Sharp (Scottish athlete)
  • Lynsey de Paul (English singer-songwriter)
  • Lynsey Bartilson (American actor)
  • Lynsey Askew (English cricketer)
  • Lynsey McCullough (Irish tennis player)

Lynseys in movies/pop culture:

  • Lynsey Nolan (character from the British soap opera “Hollyoaks”)
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