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What does Finnegan mean?

Finnegan /fin-neg-an/ as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Finnegan is "fair". James Joyce's last novel was "Fineegan's Wake".

Associated with: irish, fair (white), novel (literary)


Finnegan has 1 variant: Finegan.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Fanegan, Finnegman, ..

(female) Fingen, Finneglin, ..

How popular is Finnegan?

Finnegan is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3094 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Finnegan for boys. Finnegan was first listed in 2000 and reached its apex position of #458 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #464 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Ailean, Ainneas, Annan, Bannerman, Beegan, Cannan, Deegan, Donnan, Eilean, Faelan, Fagan, Fegan, Feggan, Felan, Fernan, Fiinean (see Finnian), Filian, Fillan, Finan, Finbar, Findlay, Fineas, Finenn, Fingal, Fingall (see Fingal), Finian, Finlay, Finlea (see Finlay), Finlee, Finley, Finn, Finna, Finnbar, Finnbarr, Finndlay, Finndley (see Finlay), Finnen, Finnian, Finnlea (see Finlay), Finnley, Finnlie, Fintan, Fionan, Fionn, Fionnan, Fionntan, Fiontan, Flannan, Frean, Freeman, Freman, Gilean, Gillean, Gilzean, Hannan, Innman, Kannan, Keegan, Kegan, Kennan, Kiean, Kienan, Kieran, Kilean, Killean, Kingman, Lindeman, Mohegan, Ninian, Phinean, Quinntan, Regan, Tannan, Tegan and Tienan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Finnegan.