Lindy Name Meaning & Origin

Lindy

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Comments and insights on the name Lindy: | Edit

My name is Lindy and I'm often asked if it's short for something. It's not, but sometimes I'll say, "Lindferd" just for kicks. It's a unique name and easy to say, but people tend to forget it. I'm often called Linda or Lindsey. On the phone, people can't hear the L and say "Wendy". The name is a hit with the older crowd who is more familiar with the Lindy Hop (swing dance of the 1930s). Overall, I like my name and the way it sounds, but I wish it would stick in people's heads more easily.

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this is my name. I liked it as a kid, and I like it as a woman -- it is unique without being odd. I have never met another Lindy, though there are a few out there...I say,"good job, Mom, thank you."

slight drawback to the name: if you name your girl Lindy she will forever be correcting people -- they will call her Linda or Lindsey, and some will continue to call her Linda or Lindsey even after being corrected.

Nicknames for Lindy: | Edit

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Lindy-Lou
Lindy-Lou-Who
Indy

Meanings and history of the name Lindy: | Edit
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Famous real-life people named Lindy: | Edit

Lindy Chamberlain, Australian mother whose daughter was taken by dingos in 1980, subject of the film "A Cry in the Dark." (Born Alice Lynne Murchinson)

Charles Lindbergh's nick name was Lucky Lindy

Amelia Earhart was dubbed "Lady Lindy"

Lindy Ruff, NHL hockey coach

Lindy in song, story & screen: | Edit

Name of Female lead in Movie BEASTLY played by Vanessa Hudgens

Lindy Chamberlain, character played by Meryl Streep in "A Cry in the Dark."

The Lindy Hop (swing dance)

Lindy (girl character), on Disney's I Didn't Do It, twin of Logan (boy character)

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