Names.org
Popularity
42k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Lincoln

Girls
Boys

How popular is the baby name Lincoln in the U.S.?

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 10 0 10
1881 5 0 5
1882 13 0 13
1883 12 0 12
1885 11 0 11
1886 6 0 6
1887 8 0 8
1888 15 0 15
1889 14 0 14
1890 13 0 13
1891 15 0 15
1892 17 0 17
1893 11 0 11
1894 10 0 10
1895 26 0 26
1896 13 0 13
1897 14 0 14
1898 8 0 8
1899 14 0 14
1900 20 0 20
1901 10 0 10
1902 17 0 17
1903 11 0 11
1904 15 0 15
1905 19 0 19
1906 18 0 18
1907 13 0 13
1908 20 0 20
1909 33 0 33
1910 36 0 36
1911 34 0 34
1912 49 0 49
1913 63 0 63
1914 103 0 103
1915 118 0 118
1916 131 0 131
1917 127 0 127
1918 128 0 128
1919 117 0 117
1920 138 0 138
1921 120 0 120
1922 107 0 107
1923 133 0 133
1924 156 0 156
1925 142 0 142
1926 144 0 144
1927 131 0 131
1928 130 0 130
1929 101 0 101
1930 86 0 86
1931 110 0 110
1932 96 0 96
1933 91 0 91
1934 92 0 92
1935 76 0 76
1936 72 0 72
1937 75 0 75
1938 76 0 76
1939 78 0 78
1940 70 0 70
1941 88 0 88
1942 96 0 96
1943 92 0 92
1944 76 0 76
1945 89 0 89
1946 75 0 75
1947 94 0 94
1948 76 0 76
1949 90 0 90
1950 87 0 87
1951 76 0 76
1952 95 0 95
1953 88 0 88
1954 68 0 68
1955 85 0 85
1956 73 0 73
1957 96 0 96
1958 72 0 72
1959 79 0 79
1960 85 0 85
1961 119 0 119
1962 142 0 142
1963 193 0 193
1964 202 0 202
1965 128 0 128
1966 114 0 114
1967 99 0 99
1968 71 0 71
1969 105 0 105
1970 145 0 145
1971 182 0 182
1972 142 0 142
1973 103 0 103
1974 107 0 107
1975 148 0 148
1976 150 0 150
1977 148 0 148
1978 95 0 95
1979 98 0 98
1980 94 0 94
1981 119 0 119
1982 119 0 119
1983 112 0 112
1984 141 0 141
1985 121 5 116
1986 91 5 86
1987 123 0 123
1988 128 6 122
1989 122 0 122
1990 148 5 143
1991 160 7 153
1992 162 6 156
1993 190 12 178
1994 193 6 187
1995 200 9 191
1996 149 0 149
1997 163 7 156
1998 165 0 165
1999 214 0 214
2000 254 7 247
2001 316 7 309
2002 334 5 329
2003 416 6 410
2004 423 10 413
2005 511 10 501
2006 1,118 9 1,109
2007 1,668 13 1,655
2008 1,838 22 1,816
2009 2,032 21 2,011
2010 1,882 14 1,868
2011 2,182 24 2,158
2012 2,937 33 2,904
2013 4,090 61 4,029 #95 boy name
2014 4,936 127 4,809 #87 boy name
2015 6,116 157 5,959 #66 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Lincoln baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 41,679 babies born with the name Lincoln in the United States. That's more than enough Lincolns to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 10 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Lincoln" was in 2015 with a total of 5,959 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lincolns)

According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lincoln" ranks #52 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 290 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of 4,936 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Answer a few simple questions to help us improve the information we display about names on the site.

Where is the name Lincoln popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Lincoln in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess one of the most popular Great Lakes Baby Names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each state.

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Lincoln" mean? The list below shows the origins of Lincoln as well as things modernly associated with the name Lincoln such as celebrities named Lincoln.

Origin and Meaning of Lincoln

The name "Lincoln" is of English origin, and it means "From the Lake Settlement". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Inspirations for the Name Lincoln

Lincoln Chafee
Lincoln Financial
Lincoln Financial Field
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Mkz
Lincoln Theatre
Lincoln Memorial Hours
Lincoln Dc
Lincoln Theater
Lincoln University

Alternative Meanings

L is for look, the way you look at life.

I is for ideals, no higher!

N is for nice, need I say more?

C is for comic, laughter is your tonic.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

L is for look, the way you look at life.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nlocnil". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Llnncoi". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Lincoln born Jun 24, 1974

What would you ask a Psychic? Get 3 FREE minutes with the most qualified advisors

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

Name poster for Lincoln

Name poster for Lincoln(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

Also see our other name lists.

Names Searched Right Now

< 1k Anodea
157k Amelia
< 1k Zyvan
< 1k Kitanya
85k Misty
7k Jacey
243k Luke
< 1k Iriyah
119k Jake
387k Ethan
< 1k Sala
< 1k Numnum
854k Ashley
< 1k Isballa
< 1k Relper
< 1k Clio
22k Mila
5k Junius
155k Trevor
< 1k Alciel