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What does Flann mean?

Flann Pronunciation of Flann [flann] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Flann is "red, ruddy". From a nickname. A traditional name borne by several early Irish heroes, and also used as a girl's name before.

Associated with: irish, heroes.


Flann has 3 variants: Flainn, Flannan and Flannery.

Related boy name: Flynn.

1 feminine form: Lynn.

Creative forms:
(male) Fiann, Flaney, ..

(female) Flanan, Flane, ..

Middle name pairings:
Flann Mack (F.M.), ..

How popular is Flann?

Flann is an uncommon first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#89895 out of 150436, Top 60%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Flynn (#694 in recent rankings) is the only prominent alternative form of Flann (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. This form of Flann was favored as a baby name 1 year ago (#659) and has remained as popular to this day (#694, 7%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Flynn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Flann is pronounced similarly to Flin, Flinn and Flyn. Other recommended names are Alann, Brann, Chann, Dann, Eann, Egann (see Egan), Evann, Fain, Fane, Felan, Fenn, Finn, Fionn, Flint, Flynt, Fran, Franc, Frank, Frann, Frans, Franz, Frayn, Fynn, Gleann (see Glen), Glenn, Glinn, Glynn, Ivann, Mann, Seann, Shann, Vann, Yann and Zann. These names tend to be more commonly used than Flann.

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