Name: Lindsay

Origin and Meaning of the Name Lindsay

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, perhaps "dark lake"; Lincoln
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    (LIND zee)
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    English speaking countries
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    Lindsay is derived from the Brithonic name "Lindissi," a corruption of the Latin "Lindum Colonia" - the Roman name for Lincoln. "Lindum" may derive from the old Gaeli "lindu," meaning "dark lake." Lindsay is a unisex name today, usually feminine in the U.S., but often masculine in Scotland, Australia, and the American Northeast.

    Famous Lindsays include tennis player Lindsay Davenport and actress Lindsay Lohan.

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