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Origin: Celtic-Latin
Meaning: Residence Name

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Lincoln

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Lincoln in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Lincoln:

  • Records indicate that 26,067 boys in the United States have been named Lincoln since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 2,882 people in the U.S. were given the name Lincoln. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      14 Positive Comments

  • "my grandson is due Oct 31, 2019 and his name is Lincoln!!" May. 14, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My last name is Penney and I have a son on the way that I was thinking about naming Lincoln Penney. It just sounds right." Apr. 26, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter had a boy and gave him the name of Lincoln. We love it. I will call him Hot Rod! What a strong and unique name, so memorable ." Nov. 7, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our oldest boy, now 2 years, Lincoln Adrian. Lincoln because we just fell in love with it and Adrian after his late great-grandfather. It is such a strong boys name. I really thought it was a unique name, but there was another Lincoln at his daycare and I've heard it a lot since. I hope it doesn't gain too much in popularity!" Sep. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My second son's name is Lincoln James and I love it. We get great comments on it about it being a very strong name and I have to agree with that. I think it is a name that can easily be take seriously. I have to add, we call him Stinkin' Lincoln or Stinky Linky a lot. He is only 21 months so still in diapers so he usually gets called that when he needs a change LOL I think its a cute, funny nickname for him as a baby, but we wont call him that when he is older, I don't think! Usually we just call him Link or Lincoln." Jan. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Lincoln Adrian. Lincoln just because we loved it and Adrian after his great-grandfather. I think it fits him well and we love it. Ironically, there is another Lincoln at the day care provider he goes to." Dec. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im naming my first born son Lincoln John McClelland :)" Nov. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in the mid 60's and my name is Lincoln. People always say I should run for office and I get a lot of positive comments on the name...people really tend to remember it. In my 40+ years, some of the names I have been called: Abe (of course),Stinkin Lincoln, Lincoln Continental, Chain Link, LingCod, and my favorite, Hot Rod (Lincoln). Some younger kids, amazingly, actually spell it LINKIN. I've found that people who are new to the country and have actually studied American History can always spell it correctly once I say it's spelled "like the president."" Aug. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm expecting twin boys and we are naming them Lincoln Joesph and Liam Thomas" Nov. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Lincoln and everyone loves it. They all think it is very cool and unexpected - yet still a "real" name." May. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Lincoln, and chose it because it is unique without being weird. He will likely be the only person in his school with the name, but when people hear it, it won't sound made up or wannabe-trendy; for example, "Jace." Unfortunately, from what I've seen on the SSA website, it has been gaining in popularity. it's still very low, but I'm worried it's going to pick up momentum." Jan. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my little boy Lincoln and with the exception of the lame comments about being named after a band, city, car, whatever, WE LOVE IT!" Aug. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name, great history, strong, firm, and everlasting in respect." Jul. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are thinking about naming our son Lincoln. I've only ever known one Lincoln, and to me, it's a name that's strong, intelligent, and unique." Jul. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "Just had grandson and his name is Lincoln! His grandmother and I love it. I plan on calling him Hot Rod. Shelly and Josh love that! It is Very cool name, strong, unique and memorable." Nov. 3, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My second son's name is Lincoln & he was born 31 years ago. Its a beautiful name that suits at any age. It's so unique & handsome & Linc for short is so cute. I also needed a strong name as my 1st son's name it Tysan. Every one love's Lincoln, I have never heard a bad comment about it. Unfortunatly it's becoming quite common now but it's still a fantastic of the best ! Nick names, Linc, Linkage, The Missing Linc !" Mar. 11, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Lincoln. I plan to name my first son Lincoln John (John being my boyfriends first name). Most people love it especiallly since it isn't very common. However, I think it is a very strong name." Feb. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is going to be our second sons name! everybody really seems to like it!" Mar. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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