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What does Flynn mean?

Flynn [fly-nn] as a boys' name is pronounced flin. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Flynn is "descendant of Flann". From Flann. Made popular by the flamboyant Australian actor Errol Flynn.

Associated with: irish, popular (famous).


Flynn has 3 variants: Flin, Flinn and Flyn.

Flynn has 2 more different relations via Flann: Flainn and Flannan.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Flyfin, Flyton, ..

(female) Flyna, Flynnie, ..

How popular is Flynn?

Flynn is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#487 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Flynn for boys. Flynn entered the list in 2003 and reached its peak position of #659 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Alann, Alwynn, Elwynn, Emlynn, Ewynn, Fenn, Finn, Fionn, Flint, Flynt, Frann, Fynn, Glenn, Glinn, Glynn, Gwynn, Lynn, Owynn and Wynn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Flynn.