Meaning and Origin of: Lindsey

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Linden island

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Island of linden trees

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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 (seeFlynn).
  • English : habitational name from Lindsey in Suffolk, named in Old English as ‘island (Old English ēg) ofLelli’, a personal name representing a byform of an unattested name Lealla.