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Gender: M Meaning of Finley: "fair-haired hero" Origin of Finley: Irish and Scottish Finley's Popularity in 2014: #374

Scottish royal name (it belonged to Macbeth's father) riding the wave of Finn names. Chris O'Donnell used it for one of his sons, and Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn did a gender switch when they named their daughter Finley.

Though Finley has not been used for both sexes for enough years to make it onto our unisex names graph, the name at most recent count was running at about two to one in favor of the girls, no doubt heavily influenced by Harmon and Sehorn's use of it for their little girl.

Famous People Named Finley

Steve Finley, baseball player
Finley Cooper Bernsen, son of actor Corbin Bernsen
Finley Arthur - Son of Holly Marie Combs
Finley O'Donnell, son of American actor Chris O'Donnell

Pop Culture References for the name Finley

The flying monkey that Oz meets in Oz the Great and Powerful is named Finley. He is voiced by Zach Braff.
Russell Finley, from the movie "Wayne's World"
Finley Jay will be the name of Youtuber's Bryan and Missy Lanning (Daily Bumps) newest bundle of joy due in October.