Lincoln - boys name

Lincoln name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Lincoln name meaning:

The name Lincoln is of English origin and is derived from a place name meaning "lake colony" or "colony by the lake." It can be traced back to the Old English word "hlinc," which referred to a hill or a ridge. The name gained prominence due to its association with the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest American leaders.

Symbolizing strength, integrity, and equality, the name Lincoln carries a sense of leadership and determination. It exudes a sense of authority and charisma, which are qualities often associated with the historical figure. Parents who choose the name Lincoln for their son may hope to instill in him the values of honesty, justice, and compassion.

Furthermore, the name Lincoln has become increasingly popular in recent years, perhaps due to its historic significance and the positive connotations it carries. It is a strong and timeless name that can suit a variety of personalities and backgrounds. Whether inspired by history or simply drawn to its sound and meaning, choosing the name Lincoln for a boy can be a testament to the admiration for a great leader while also embodying strength and character.

Origin: Latin




Related names

Lincoln , Linc

Other boys names beginning with L


Overall UK ranking: 164 out of 4789

324 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (437)

Historical popularity of Lincoln

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