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Meaning and Origin of: Lindsey

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Linden island
  • English : Island of linden trees

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Variant spelling of Scottish Lindsay.
  • Irish : reduced and Anglicized form of various Gaelic surnames, as for example Ó Loingsigh (see Lynch 1), Mac Giolla Fhionntóg (see McClintock), and Ó Fhloinn (see Flynn).
  • English : habitational name from Lindsey in Suffolk, named in Old English as ‘island (Old English ēg) of Lelli’, a personal name representing a byform of an unattested name Lealla.