Lindsey

First Name
163k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
64k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Lindsey

"Lindsey" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the lake settlement island". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Old English Lindesege, ultimately from Proto-Brythonic *linn (“pool”) (as in Lincoln) + Old English ēġ (“island (of land)”).

  1. A former Anglo-Saxon kingdom, now a division of Lincolnshire, England.
  2. A habitational surname​.
  3. A male or female given name.

Notable Persons Named Lindsey

Lindsey Stirling is an electronic music, crossover music, and dubstep musician, ist, composer, and performance art. Lindsey was born on September 21st, 1986 in Santa Ana, California, United States.

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Lindsey Buckingham is a rock music, pop music, and new wave music musician. He plays Guitar, Rick Turner (luthier), Gibson Guitar Corporation, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul, Dobro, Ovation Guitar Company, Fairlight CMI, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1968 to present. Lindsey was given the name Lindsey Adams Buckingham on October 3rd, 1949 in Palo Alto, California, U.S.

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Lindsey Graham is an office holder. His military service ended in 1988. Lindsey was born on July 9th, 1955 in Central, South Carolina.

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Lindsey Vonn is a skier for the Alpine skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics, Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics, Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2005. Lindsey was born on October 18th, 1984 in U.S.

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Lindsey Morgan is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2010. Lindsey was given the name Lindsey Marie Morgan on February 27th, 1990 in Georgia (U.S. state). Lindsey is also known as Morgan and Lindsay Marie.

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Lindsey Shaw is an actress, singer, and film producer. She has been prominent since 2004. Lindsey was given the name Lindsey Marie Shaw on May 10th, 1989 in Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lindsey

Jay Reatard was a garage rock, garage punk, punk rock, and indie rock musician. He plays Gibson Flying V. His career lasted from 1998 to 2010. Jay was given the name Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. on May 1st, 1980 in Lilbourn, Missouri, United States. He died on January 13th, 2010.

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George Lindsey was an actor, stand up comedian, and voice actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to 2012. George was given the name George Smith Lindsey on December 17th, 1928 in Fairfield, Alabama. He passed away on May 6th, 2012.

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Hillary Lindsey is a country music singing and songwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Hillary was born in Washington, Georgia, U.S.

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Hal Lindsey is a writer, evangelist, and evangelism. Hal was given the name Harold Lee Lindsey on November 23rd, 1929 in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Johanna Helen Howard Lindsey is a writer. She was most active from 1977 to present. Johanna was given the name Johanna Helen Howard on March 10th, 1952.

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Dennis Lindsey is an important human. He holds the title General Manager. Dennis was born in 1969.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 11 0 11
1881 7 0 7
1882 8 0 8
1883 12 0 12
1884 9 0 9
1885 7 0 7
1886 16 0 16
1887 10 0 10
1888 13 0 13
1889 16 0 16
1890 12 0 12
1891 12 0 12
1892 11 0 11
1893 7 0 7
1894 7 0 7
1895 11 0 11
1896 13 0 13
1897 8 0 8
1898 11 0 11
1899 13 0 13
1900 19 0 19
1901 12 0 12
1902 13 0 13
1903 18 0 18
1904 10 0 10
1905 14 0 14
1906 18 0 18
1907 15 0 15
1908 14 0 14
1909 12 0 12
1910 23 0 23
1911 32 0 32
1912 39 0 39
1913 42 0 42
1914 56 0 56
1915 57 0 57
1916 61 0 61
1917 69 0 69
1918 52 0 52
1919 62 0 62
1920 57 0 57
1921 58 0 58
1922 72 0 72
1923 70 0 70
1924 60 5 55
1925 52 0 52
1926 55 0 55
1927 56 0 56
1928 60 0 60
1929 56 0 56
1930 73 0 73
1931 44 0 44
1932 73 0 73
1933 54 0 54
1934 53 0 53
1935 59 0 59
1936 51 0 51
1937 67 7 60
1938 56 0 56
1939 60 0 60
1940 53 5 48
1941 84 8 76
1942 72 8 64
1943 74 0 74
1944 65 6 59
1945 79 11 68
1946 111 20 91
1947 123 33 90
1948 121 24 97
1949 138 47 91
1950 157 51 106
1951 180 51 129
1952 199 66 133
1953 209 53 156
1954 240 71 169
1955 197 43 154
1956 199 66 133
1957 232 84 148
1958 212 65 147
1959 190 52 138
1960 182 41 141
1961 216 71 145
1962 183 45 138
1963 181 57 124
1964 144 47 97
1965 134 42 92
1966 127 42 85
1967 142 54 88
1968 131 57 74
1969 134 69 65
1970 148 71 77
1971 126 69 57
1972 136 75 61
1973 171 101 70
1974 282 234 48
1975 408 361 47
1976 945 873 72
1977 1,488 1,381 107
1978 1,902 1,812 90
1979 2,839 2,760 79
1980 3,475 3,387 88 #91 girl name
1981 4,977 4,863 114 #58 girl name
1982 8,096 7,958 138 #40 girl name
1983 8,807 8,680 127 #35 girl name
1984 9,122 9,008 114 #35 girl name
1985 8,581 8,465 116 #37 girl name
1986 8,164 8,056 108 #39 girl name
1987 7,547 7,452 95 #41 girl name
1988 7,084 6,998 86 #48 girl name
1989 7,166 7,069 97 #48 girl name
1990 6,851 6,781 70 #51 girl name
1991 6,516 6,458 58 #52 girl name
1992 5,942 5,894 48 #57 girl name
1993 5,896 5,844 52 #56 girl name
1994 5,027 4,987 40 #69 girl name
1995 4,427 4,377 50 #82 girl name
1996 4,141 4,112 29 #86 girl name
1997 3,668 3,637 31 #95 girl name
1998 3,500 3,465 35 #97 girl name
1999 3,430 3,416 14 #96 girl name
2000 3,228 3,211 17
2001 3,072 3,050 22
2002 2,835 2,815 20
2003 2,559 2,541 18
2004 2,283 2,253 30
2005 2,110 2,094 16
2006 1,899 1,885 14
2007 1,564 1,555 9
2008 1,234 1,225 9
2009 1,019 1,007 12
2010 808 800 8
2011 653 647 6
2012 587 577 10
2013 512 502 10
2014 539 534 5
2015 484 473 11
2016 376 363 13

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Popularity of Lindsey as a first name

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Popularity of Lindsey as a last name

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Common last names for Lindsey

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Hall
  • Jackson
  • Miller
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Morris
  • Campbell
  • Adams

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lindsey U.S.
  White 67.78% 64.26%
  African American 25.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lindsey

People with the last name Lindsey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Lindsey

  • How Popular is the name Lindsey? Lindsey is the 434th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lindsey was the 529th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lindsey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 163,171 babies born with the first name Lindsey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lindsey to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lindsey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Lindsey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lindsey is Sunday, December 23rd, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Lindsey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lindsey was in 1984 with a total of 9,008 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lindsey!
  • Random Lindsey Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lindsey ranks 15th in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 64 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Lindsey: Your name in reverse order is Yesdnil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Seidyln. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lindsey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 63,760 people with the last name Lindsey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lindsey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 22 of them will have Lindsey as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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