Name: Lincoln

Origin and Meaning of the Name Lincoln

  • Meaning:
    Lake settlement, lake colony
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (LINK un)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Lincoln)
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Miscellaneous Info for Lincoln

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The original Lincoln is a city in England, although there are now Lincolns all over the world. It was taken as a surname and is now becoming popular as a first name (it was the 300th most popular boy's name in the US in 2006). For those who don't live near a Lincoln, the name is most closely associated with Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States.

Similar Names to Lincoln for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Lincoln (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Lincoln - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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