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What does Findlay mean?

Findlay Pronunciation of Findlay [find-lay] as a boys' name means "fair, white warrior". Findlay is a version of Finlay (Scottish, Gaelic).

Associated with: fair (white), warrior.


Findlay has 4 variants: Findley, Findlie, Finndlay and Finndley.

7 more different relations via Finlay: Finlea, Finlee, Finley, Finlie, Finnlea, Finnley and Finnlie.

Creative forms:
(male) Fedlay, Nandlay, ..

(female) Findna, Findney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Findlay Denzel (F.D.), ..

How popular is Findlay?

Findlay is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#7403 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Finlay, Finley (#326 in 2015) and Finnley (#744) are the prominent variation forms of Findlay (not ranked). Other forms, like Finnlea, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Findlay is more pronounced presently (median #1023). Finley has generally been the top pick of parents, though Finnley has become trendy as well over time. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Finley, Finnley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Finlay, Finley outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aundray, Diandray, Diondray, Fairlay, Farlay, Fidal, Fillan, Finan, Finbar, Fineas, Finegan, Fingal, Finian, Finna, Finnbar, Finnian, Fintan, Gildray (see Gilroy), Lindesay (see Lindsay), Lindley, Lindly, Lindsay, Linsay, Lyndsay (see Lindsay), Nicolay, Nikolay, Ohndray (see Ondre), Ondray (see Ondre) and Onndray (see Ondre). These names tend to be more frequently used than Findlay.

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