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Meaning and Name Origin

Finn \f(i)-nn\ as a boys' 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 variants: Fin, Fionn and Fynn.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Fingal, Finlay and Finnian.

Finn has 10 more related variations via Finbar: Bairre, Barr, Barra, Barry, Finbarr, Finnbar, Finnbarr, Fionbharr, Fionnbarr and Fionnbharr.


Finn is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1626 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Finn for boys. Finn was first listed in 2000 and reached its apex position of #234 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth 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 an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Finn and associated names. Barry, Finlay and Fionn are the prominent varying forms of Finn (#234 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and are almost as popular today, but with the version Barry becoming less stylish. Finn (#234) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Finn is alike in pronunciation 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.