"fair or white"

Finn Origin and Meaning

The name Finn is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "fair or white".

Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as well for his wisdom and generosity.

Finn was chosen by cool couple Christy Turlington and Ed Burns for their son, and also by Jane Leeves and Autumn Reeser. Played by Cory Monteith prior to his death, Finn Hudson was a prominent character on Glee.

Other up-and-comers in the same family: Finlay and Finley, Finian and Finnian, Finnegan and Finnigan, and, from Germany, Fynn.

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Famous People Named Finn

  • Finn mac Blatha5th century BC king of Ireland
  • Terence "Finn" JonesEnglish actor
  • Finn Erling KydlandNorwegian economist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Finn Balorring name of Fergal Devitt, Irish pro wrestler
  • Finn RonneNorwegian,American Arctic explorer
  • Finn ColeEnglish actor
  • Finn Michael Westby CaspersenAmerican financier and philanthropist
  • Finnegan Frayn "Finn" HarriesEnglish vlogger as part of "jacksgap"
  • Finn Michael WolfhardCanadian actor
  • Finn Kerwin (b. 1992)son of Brian Kerwin & Jeanne Marie Troy
  • Finn Constantine (b. 1997)son of model Saffron Aldridge and Toby Constantine
  • Finn Henry Snyder (b. 1997)son of actress Terry Finn and David L. Snyder
  • Finn Arthur Ebenezer Dundas (b. 2000)son of singer Lord David Dundas
  • Finn William Leeves Coben (b. 2003)son of actress Jane Leeves
  • Finn Scott (b. 2004)son of actor Tom Everett Scott
  • Phinnaeus Walter 'Finn' Moder (b. 2004)twin son of actress Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder, twin brother of Hazel Patricia Moder
  • Finn Burns (b. 2006)son of actor Ed Burns and model Christy Turlington
  • Finneus James "Finn" Warren (b. 2011)son of actress Autumn Reeser and Jesse Warren
  • Finn Davey McDermott (b. 2012) son of actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
  • Finn Lindqvist Wilson (born 2014)son of actor Owen Wilson
  • Finley Jay "Finn" Lanning (b. 2015)son of family vloggers Bryan & Missy Lanning
  • Finn Odin Hoflin (b. 2016)son of actors Natalie Blair and David Hoflin
  • Finn Arthur Higgins (b. 2016)son of Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey
  • Ernest "Finn" Zhang Halvorsen (b. 2016)son of reality television stars Ernie and Cindy Halvorsen
  • Finn Paul Davidson (b. 2018)son of Scottish politician Ruth Davidson

Finn in Pop Culture

  • Finn Abernathyintern on TV's "Bones"
  • Finn McCool aka Fionn Mac Cumhaillhero of Irish mythology
  • Finn (FN2187), a character in the Star Wars series
  • Finn Tavernermain character in Eva Ibbotson's book "Journey to the River Sea"
  • Finneas "Finn" character in Kresley Cole's "The Arcana Chronicles"
  • Finn Mikaelsoncharacter in TV series "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Originals"
  • Finnegan "Finn" Lanecharacter in Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assasin series
  • Finn the Humanmain character in animated series "Adventure Time"
  • Finn Hudsoncharacter on TV's "Glee"
  • Finn Sharkeycharacter on British soap "Waterloo Road"
  • Finn Whitmanmain character in Ridley Pearson's Kingdom Keepers series
  • Finn Macauleycharacter in the video game "Resident Evil 6"
  • Finnminor character on TV's "The Sopranos"
  • Finn Dandridgecharacter on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Finnmain character in "Incarceron" by Catherine Fisher
  • Finncharacter in video game "Harvest Moon: Animal Parade"
  • Finn Collinscharacter on TV's "The 100"
  • "Finn" comic strip by Pat Mills
  • Finn Fishcharacter in anime/manga Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
  • Finnrat character in the The Deptford Mice series by Robin Jarvis
  • Finncharacter in animated series "Jackie Chan Adventures"
  • Finncharacter in animated series "Storm Hawks"
  • Finnwizard in Mikhail Glinka's opera "Ruslan and Lyudmila"
  • FinnPepperidge Farm Goldfish mascot
  • Finncharacter on South Korean animated series "Tai Chi Chasers"
  • Finncharacter in "What I Was" by Meg Rosoff
  • Finncharacter on British TV series "Misfits"
  • Michael "Finn" O'Learycharacter in video game "Call of Duty: Black Ops II"
  • Finn Bellcharacter in 1998 film "Great Expectations"
  • Findlay "Finn" Nelsoncharacter on British TV series "My Mad Fat Diary"
  • Finncharacter in TV show "Gilmore Girls"
  • Finn Holmescharacter from the "Trylle trilogy"
  • Huckleberry Finncharacter in various Mark Twain novels
  • Hamilton Finncharacter on soap opera General Hospital
  • Riley Finncharacter in TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

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