What does the baby name Lindy mean? Learn about what Lindy means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Lindy - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

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L-I-N-D-Y, is a 5-letter female given name.
Meaning of Lindy
Tender beauty, diminutive form of lindsay or linda.
Origin of Lindy
The name 'Lindy' is a shortened form of the name 'Linda', which has Germanic origins. The name 'Linda' was derived from the Germanic word 'lind', meaning 'soft' or 'tender'. It was popularized in the English-speaking world in the 19th century.
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Popularity of Lindy
The name 'Lindy' gained popularity in the United States in the early 20th century. It reached its peak in the 1920s and 1930s, likely influenced by the fame of aviator Charles Lindbergh, whose nickname was 'Lindy'. Since then, the name 'Lindy' has declined in popularity but continues to be used.
Lindy currently has 138 likes, and is in the top 6% of liked girl's names. The name Iona is slightly more popular than Lindy.

Etymology of Lindy

As a diminutive form of 'Linda', the name 'Lindy' carries the same meaning of 'soft' or 'tender'. It is a name that conveys a gentle and nurturing quality.

Cultural Significance of Lindy

Although the name 'Lindy' does not have significant cultural or historical associations, it has been used in various cultural contexts. In the United States, the name gained prominence due to Charles Lindbergh 's solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927. This event captured the public 's imagination and led to the nickname 'Lindy' becoming popular.