Lincoln

Lincoln - A very unique male name



  Dec 10,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lincoln, meaning town by the pool, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #800. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lincoln and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lincoln? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lincoln. The baby boy name Lincoln was given to 2,880 baby boys in 2012, ranking #132 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 570 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lincoln peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2012 on position 132.



Famous with this name

Andrew Lincoln
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Lincoln is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lincoln is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #15 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #363.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lincoln is where you live.


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Lincoln origin and meaning

Lincoln is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means town by the pool. To see famous people named Lincoln, pop culture references for the name Lincoln and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lincoln

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lincoln, sorted by popularity.

Lancelot / Lonzell /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012132
2011177
2010198
2009187
2008211
2007224
2006299
2005483
2004546
2003566
2002614
2001624
2000742
1999804
1998955
1997988
19961006
1995809
1994805
1993846
1992858
1991900
1990960
19891051
1988991
1987868
19861153
1985906
1984896
1983905
1982906
1981923
19801058
19791188
19781003
1977763
1976751
1975770
1974832
1973941
1972732
1971668
1970713
1969843
19681159
1967812
1966763
1965706
1964608
1963630
1962683
1961746
1960975
19591100
19581036
1957958
19561106
1955865
19541031
1953829
1952763
1951980
1950885
1949864
19481087
1947807
1946921
1945815
1944772
1943779
1942758
1941679
19401055
1939871
1938881
1937900
1936887
1935876
1934696
1933648
1932691
1931594
1930780
1929676
1928573
1927662
1926546
1925570
1924526
1923597
1922729
1921693
1920672
1919708
1918638
1917549
1916578
1915692
1914573
1913803
1912800

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah15
Idaho38
South Dakota39
Iowa53
Minnesota66
Maine76
Washington76
Wyoming76
Ohio83
New Hampshire86
Vermont87
Indiana91
Colorado95
Oregon95
Wisconsin96
Michigan97
Arizona99
Missouri104
Kentucky107
Kansas116
Pennsylvania118
Nevada118
Tennessee127
North Dakota130
Delaware132
Illinois134
Arkansas137
Maryland137
Oklahoma137
District of Columbia137
Massachusetts149
Montana151
West Virginia154
Alaska159
Virginia160
Nebraska161
North Carolina176
Hawaii195
California201
Connecticut208
Texas209
Georgia215
South Carolina228
Florida230
New Mexico242
Alabama242
Mississippi246
New York264
New Jersey275
Louisiana363

Even more about Lincoln


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lincoln a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lincoln?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Lincoln
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 570
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +2,880

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