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Quick Facts on Lindsey

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Scottish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 572
Simple meaning:
Lelli's Island

Characteristics of Lindsey

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Lindsey

Lindsey is either a spelling variant of Lindsay (a Scottish surname), or itself is the transferred use of an English surname derived from a location, so-called Lindsey in Lincolnshire which in Anglo-Saxon times was known as the Kingdom of Lindsey. In this case, Lindsey would come from the Olde English elements “Lelli” (a personal name) and “eg” meaning ‘island’. Since Lindsey in Lincolnshire is located on the east coast of England, this would make sense given the presence of water along the North Sea. The name is also connected with Lincoln, which is a name that comes to us from ancient Celts (Brythonic sect) and means ‘lake settlement’. Clearly we have a water theme going on here. Historically Lindsey is technically considered a unisex name but its modern day usage is now almost exclusively female.

Popularity of the Name Lindsey

Lindsey first appeared on the American female naming charts in 1974 and became a fast-favorite. Previously, Lindsey was used as a masculine given name in the United States (dating back to the 19th century, in fact). However, as the name became ϋber-trendy for females in the 1980s, Lindsey fell off the male naming charts (seemingly) permanently in 1987. Today, we would call this name female. The height of Lindsey’s popularity for girls was between 1982 and 1988 when she managed to hold a spot on the Top 50 list of most favorite girl names. As fast as she would come into vogue, however, was about as fast as she fell from her peak. The name dropped off the Top 100 list in 2000 and has been experiencing quick decline in this century. Lindsey is now no longer on the Top 400 list making her usage relatively moderate at best. Since this name started out on the charts as a boy’s name, Lindsey has that androgynous quality that many American parents like for their little girls (although many feel that Lindsay with an “a” is the more feminine version of this name, a la Lindsay Lohan). Now no longer over-used names, Lindsey and Lindsay are more original choices for the 21st century. It’s a non-fluffy, non-girly-girl name, simple and straight-forward sounding, but with a touch of femininity to keep it interesting.
Popularity of the Girl Name Lindsey
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lindsey

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Lindsey

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lindsey

    Lindsey We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Lindsey.

  • Popular Songs on Lindsey

    Popular Songs on Lindsey

    Lovely Lindsey - a song by Katrina and the Waves

    The Wolf that Lives in Lindsey - a song by Joni Mitchell

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Lindsey

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Lindsey

    Lindsey Vonn: Olympic Champion (Sarah Tieck) - A biographic look at the Olympic skier, Lindsey Vonn. Recommended for ages 8-12.

    Lindsey: American Girl Today (Chryssa Atkinson) - Ten-year-old Lindsey is full of good intentions. So why does she always wind up in trouble? Recommended for ages 7-11.

    Princess Lindsey and the Fluffy Guinea Pig (Vivian French) - Princess Lindsey’s favorite animals are guinea pigs. And Monty the guinea pig seems to love Lindsey. Will she get in trouble when he goes missing? Recommended for ages 5-8.

    The Incredible Discovery of Lindsey Renee (Joni Eareckson Tada) - Sitting in the wooden church pew is the last place Lindsey wants to be on a Saturday night. Thoughts of the mall and her friends interest her much more than the missionary's stories. And giving five dollars to people she doesn't even know seems like a big sacrifice when there's a new sweater she desperately wants. Besides, what difference will her little five dollars make? The choice is agonizing. And just when she thinks the decision is made, Lindsey makes an incredible discovery--a discovery that opens her eyes to the amazing things God can do with our faithfulness in everyday situations. Master storyteller Joni Eareckson Tada shares this powerful truth through Lindsey Renee's tale. The touching illustrations make the story all the more poignant, giving you an imaginative resource for teaching this truth to your kids so that even at an early age, they'll know their decisions do make a difference in God's Kingdom. Recommended for ages 10-14.

  • Famous People Named Lindsey

    Famous People Named Lindsey

    Famous People Named Lindsey - Lindsey Vonn (Olympic alpine skier); Lindsey Buckingham (musician); Lindsey Jacobellis (Olympic snowboarder); Lindsey Cardinale (American Idol finalist season 4)

  • Children of Famous People Named Lindsey

    Children of Famous People Named Lindsey

    Famous People Who Named Their Child Lindsey - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Lindsey.

  • Historic Figures

    Lindsey - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Lindsey - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Lindsey.

Personality of the Girl Name Lindsey

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Lindsey

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