Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. LING-kən  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Originally indicated that the bearer was from the English city of Lincoln, called Lindum Colonia by the Romans, derived from Brythonic lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". A famous bearer was Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), president of the United States during the American Civil War.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantLincoln(English)


Entry updated February 12, 2018