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Transferred use of the Scottish surname, originally borne by Sir Walter de Lindesay, one of the retainers of King David I of Scotland (1084–1153), who took the name to Scotland from Lindsey in Lincolnshire. The place name is first recorded in the form Lindissi, apparently a derivative of the British name of Lincoln. To this was later added Old English eg ‘island’, since the place was virtually cut off by the surrounding fenland. As a given name Lindsay was at first used for boys, and in Scotland and Australia it remains in occasional use as a male name, but elsewhere it is now used for girls.
394th in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
164,956
to be exact
Utah
has the most people named Lindsay per capita
1983
marked the height of its popularity
99.09%
0.91%
0.77%
55+
25%
30-54
56%
13-29
18%
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