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What does Fin mean?

Fin Pronunciation of Fin [fin] as a boys' name. Fin means "fair, white stranger; white, fair". Fin is a variant form of Fingal (Scottish, Gaelic): anglicized transcription of Fionnghall. Fin is also a derivative of Finn (Irish, Gaelic, Old German).

Associated with: fair (white).


Fin has 2 variants: Fionn and Fynn.

Creative forms:
(male) Fion, Fon, ..

(female) Fie, Fifa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fin Cortez (F.C.), ..

How popular is Fin?

Fin is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#142819 out of 150436, Top 95%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Fin (unlisted) are Finn (#209 a year ago), Fionn and Fynn (#1522). Adoption of these relations of Fin was well-received among parents in 2015 (median #1243). Finn has been the most prevalent. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Finn, Fynn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Finn, Fionn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Fin is alike in pronunciation to Fain, Faine, Fane and Fenn. Other recommended names are Fib, Flin, Lin, Vin and Win. Like Fin, these names are not commonly used.

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