Of several possible etymologies, all Anglo-Saxon, all having the common theme of “near water.” Some say Lindsay means “linden tree by the water,” while others say it’s a place name for an island/marsh land in Lincolnshire, England. But no matter what the meaning, your little Lindsay will spend her life clarifying that it’s “AY” at the end, not “EY.”
Lin, Linnie, Linds.
Famous people named Lindsay:
Actresses Lindsay Lohan, Lindsay Wagner, Lindsay Sloane, Lindsay Felton, and Lindsay Pearce; model Lindsay Ellingson; Olympic swimmer Lindsay Benko; pro tennis player Lindsay Davenport.
Lindsay was once a name given mostly to boys, but is now almost exclusively given to girls.