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Gender: M Meaning of Flynn: "son of the red-haired one" Origin of Flynn: Irish Flynn's Popularity in 2013: #664

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Flynn, a charming Irish surname, is still used only quietly, despite its easygoing, casual cowboy charm, unlike Finn which is a star of this genre. Flynn was the choice of Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr for their baby boy, and is also the middle name -- used as his first -- of a son of Miranda's fellow supermodel Elle Macpherson, of Gary Oldman's son Gulliver and Marley Shelton's daughter West.

Flynn Rider (born Eugene Fitzherbert) is the dashing animated hero of the Disney film "Tangled." On TV's "Breaking Bad", Flynn was what young Walter Jr. tried to rename himself. The name was long associated with the swashbuckling Errol Flynn, inspiration of the phrase "in like Flynn."

Flynn entered the U.S. Top 1000 in 2011, and is a Top 100 choice in Australia and New Zealand.

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Famous People Named Flynn

Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom, Son of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom

Pop Culture References for the Name Flynn

Phineas Flynn, character on Phineas and Ferb, stepbrother of Ferb Fletcher
Flynn Rider, from the Disney movie Tangled
Flynn Jones, from the Disney show Shake it Up
Flynn (film), a 1997 Australian film about Errol Flynn
Flynn Carsen, from "The Librarian" movies
The nickname of Walter White Jr. on Breaking Bad

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