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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lindy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun lin"dy
an energetic American dance that was popular in the 1930s (probably named for the aviator Charles Lindbergh).
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  1. An energetic American dance that was popular in the 1930s (probably named for the aviator Charles Lindbergh)
Wiktionary

Diminutives with -y.

  1. A pet form of female given names, such as Linda and Lindsay.
  2. Nickname of Charles Lindbergh.
  3. A dance step.
  4. A musical composition suitable for such a dance.

Notable Persons Named Lindy

Lindy Booth is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Lindy was born on April 2nd, 1979 in Oakville, Ontario.

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Lindy was given the name Alice Lynne Murchison on March 4th, 1948 in Whakatane, New Zealand.

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Lindy West is a writer and newspaper editor.

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Lindy Ruff is a hockey player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to 1993. Lindy was born on February 17th, 1960 in Warburg, Alberta.

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Lindy Boggs was a United States Ambassador to the Holy See. Lindy was born on March 13th, 1916 in New Roads, Louisiana. She died on July 27th, 2013.

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Lindy Robbins is a pop music, rock music, rhythm, blues, dance music, electronic dance music, and country music songwriter.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lindy

Rick Lindy is a rockabilly and country music musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1990 to present. Rick was given the name Richard Lindy Schwartz, Jr. on June 30th, 1967. Rick is also known as Lindy and Rick.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 5 5 0
1895 7 7 0
1902 5 5 0
1904 5 5 0
1907 6 6 0
1912 5 5 0
1913 8 8 0
1914 6 6 0
1915 5 5 0
1916 8 8 0
1917 5 5 0
1919 7 7 0
1922 8 8 0
1923 10 5 5
1924 12 6 6
1925 18 8 10
1926 30 0 30
1927 261 27 234
1928 193 16 177
1929 98 14 84
1930 70 6 64
1931 53 5 48
1932 50 10 40
1933 25 7 18
1934 23 0 23
1935 30 6 24
1936 24 16 8
1937 19 8 11
1938 12 5 7
1939 28 13 15
1940 36 18 18
1941 34 17 17
1942 34 22 12
1943 39 24 15
1944 39 24 15
1945 36 26 10
1946 62 35 27
1947 70 43 27
1948 79 57 22
1949 121 82 39
1950 132 89 43
1951 138 99 39
1952 134 98 36
1953 156 114 42
1954 154 121 33
1955 156 120 36
1956 162 139 23
1957 216 169 47
1958 196 147 49
1959 173 138 35
1960 165 126 39
1961 193 155 38
1962 167 142 25
1963 117 100 17
1964 101 88 13
1965 93 68 25
1966 71 54 17
1967 67 56 11
1968 79 69 10
1969 76 64 12
1970 76 61 15
1971 77 72 5
1972 96 86 10
1973 130 118 12
1974 137 129 8
1975 119 112 7
1976 177 171 6
1977 186 172 14
1978 247 237 10
1979 318 310 8
1980 261 254 7
1981 226 220 6
1982 215 208 7
1983 192 184 8
1984 198 191 7
1985 158 148 10
1986 144 144 0
1987 149 143 6
1988 152 147 5
1989 145 140 5
1990 131 131 0
1991 126 120 6
1992 123 123 0
1993 90 90 0
1994 88 83 5
1995 81 81 0
1996 84 84 0
1997 68 68 0
1998 80 80 0
1999 79 79 0
2000 81 74 7
2001 79 79 0
2002 85 85 0
2003 87 87 0
2004 76 76 0
2005 75 75 0
2006 74 74 0
2007 100 100 0
2008 91 91 0
2009 57 57 0
2010 48 48 0
2011 65 65 0
2012 75 69 6
2013 62 62 0
2014 65 65 0
2015 61 61 0
2016 56 56 0
2017 58 58 0

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Popularity of Lindy as a first name

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Popularity of Lindy as a last name

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Common last names for Lindy

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Common first names for Lindy

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lindy U.S.
  White 87.69% 64.26%
  African American 6.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lindy

People with the last name Lindy are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Lindy

  • How Popular is the name Lindy? Lindy is the 2,512th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lindy was the 46,037th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lindy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,980 babies born with the first name Lindy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lindy to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lindy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lindy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lindy is Saturday, May 9th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Lindy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lindy was in 1979 with a total of 310 babies.
  • Random Lindy Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lindy is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 13 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Lindy: Your name in reverse order is Ydnil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lyind. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lindy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 463 people with the last name Lindy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lindy? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lindy as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.