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Meaning and name origin

Finn \f(i)-nn\ as a boy's name is pronounced fin. It is of Irish, Gaelic and Old German origin, and the meaning of Finn is "white, fair". Mythology: Finn MacCumhail was a legendary Irish hero (third century) somewhat like the English Robin Hood. His warrior-followers were called Fenians or Fianna. The modern Gaelic form is Fionn. The name can also be used as a pet form of Finbar and similar names.

Finn has 3 variant forms: Fin, Fionn and Fynn.

For more information, see also related boy names Fingal, Finlay and Finnian.


Finn is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1626 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Finn for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Finn name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Finn and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Finlay, Finn and Fionn. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Finn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Finn is also pronounced similarly to Fain, Faine, Fane and Fenn. Other suggested similar baby names are Finan, Finna, Flinn, Linn and Winn. Like Finn, these names are not commonly used.


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