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What does Finn mean?

Finn Pronunciation of Finn [finn] 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. Also form of Fingal. Also form of Finlay.

ASSOCIATED WITH irish, hero, warrior, followers (servant), modern


VARIANTS Fin, Fionn, Fynn

SEE ALSO Finnian.


(male) Fian, Fiian, ..

(female) Finia, Finy, ..

Finn Trey (F.T.), ..

How popular is Finn?

Finn is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1624 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Finn was first listed in 1997 and reached its apex position of #209 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 BIRTH Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Finn name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Finlay, Finnian (#1142 IN 2015), Fionn and Fynn (#1522) are the prominent varying forms of Finn (#209) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Finn were at the top of their popularity in 2015 (MEDIAN #1374). Finn is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation.

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

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

Similar Names

Finn is alike in pronunciation to Fain, Faine, Fane and Fenn. Other suggested similar names are Benn, Conn, Dann, Donn, Dunn, Eann, Fib, Fico, Fido, Fife, Finan, Finenn, Finian, Finna, Finnen, Fintan, Fionan, Fish, Fisk, Fitz, Flainn (see Flann), Flann, Flin, Flinn, Flint, Flyn, Flynn, Fons, Fonz, Fran, Frann, Glinn, Guinn, Gunn, Gwinn, Jonn, Kenn, Lenn, Linn, Lonn, Lunn, Lynn, Mann, Penn, Quinn, Ronn, Vann, Vonn, Winn, Wynn, Yann and Zann. These names tend to be more commonly used than Finn.

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