Lincoln - Meaning of Lincoln

What does Lincoln mean?

[ 2 syll. lin-col(n), li-nco-ln ] The baby boy name Lincoln is pronounced LIHNGK-ahN †. Lincoln is of Welsh origin and it is used mainly in English. The name Lincoln means 'settlement by the lake'. The first name is derived from the family name, which is itself from the name of the English city of Lincoln, which was an an early Roman settlement. The city was known in the 7th century as 'Lindum colonia', a combination of the Welsh llyn and colonia (meaning 'settlement, colony'). In the USA, the name is sometimes bestowed in tribute to the Civil War President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).

Forms of Lincoln include the names Lincon, Linken, Linkoln, Lync, Lyncoln, Lyncon, Lynk, and Lynken.

Other variants of the name include the English diminutive Link and the English contracted form Linc.

See also the related categories, combination, english, tribute (honor), settlement (village), war, roman, and welsh.

Lincoln is very popular as a baby boy name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1980s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2017, 0.415% of baby boys were named Lincoln. It had a ranking of #41 then. In 2018, it ranked at #40 with a usage of 0.382%, and it was the most regularly used out of all boy names in its family.

Baby names that sound like Lincoln include Lamann, Langham, Leamen, Leemen, Lehman, Lehmann, Leiman, Leimen, Lenin, Leyman, Liman, Limen, Limon, Lincon, Linken, Linkoln, Loeman, Loemann, Lomann, and Lomen.

† Pronunciation for Lincoln: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; NG as in "sing (S.IH.NG)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"

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