The name Lincoln ranked 617th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 781st in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
It is evident from the source form that Lincoln, as an English place name, originated nearly two thousand years ago, in the period of the Roman occupation of Britain.
Its use as a personal name can be attributed to admiration for Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. From humble beginnings, he rose to lead the federal government in the American Civil War (1861-65), and was ultimately responsible for ending slavery in the U.S.
Lincoln Kirstein (born 1907, died 1996)
American dance executive and writer. Director of the New York City Ballet, 1948-89.