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What does Flint mean?

Flint /flint/ as a boys' name is pronounced flint. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Flint is "hard rock". A name from nature, used to denote strength, endurance and determination. May also be a transferred use of the surname, originally given to someone who lived by a notable outcrop of rock.

Associated with: old english, rock, strength, surname


Flint has 1 variant: Flynt.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Flaint, Flant, ..

(female) Flina, Flinte, ..

How popular is Flint?

Flint is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2268 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Shown below is the baby name history of Flint for boys. Flint was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #1174 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Clint, Fain, Faine, Fin, Finn, Flainn (see Flann), Flann, Flin, Flinn, Flip, Flyn, Flynn, Klint, Quint and Saint. These names tend to be more commonly used than Flint.