Lindsay originates in Old English language and means "form the Lindum Isle". It was derived from an old Scottish surname and as a surname it functions until today. Ultimately, it relates to Lindsey in Lincolnshire, a county in the east of England. It can be used as both feminine and masculine given names, currently it is much more popular for girls in the United States. It is also the name of several places in the U.S. It was popularized by the American actress and singer Lindsay Lohan.