Finnegan Origin and Meaning

The name Finnegan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "fair".

If you like the Finn names and love James Joyce, Finnegan is extremely winning. Will & Grace 's Eric McCormack chose the Finnigan spelling for his son. And of course Finnegan gains you access to the great short form Finn.

James Joyce took the title of Finnegans Wake from an old Irish-American song.

Finnegan represents a whole genre of Irish family names you might consider, such as Harrigan, Brannigan, Corrigan, Donegan, Mulligan, Flanagan and Lanigan.

# 492 in the US

Finnegan Rank in US Top 1000

# 536 on Nameberry

Finnegan Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Finnegan Popularity

Famous People Named Finnegan

  • Finnegan Frayn "Finn" HarriesEnglish vlogger, designer and entrepreneur; twin of fellow vlogger Jackson Frayn "Jack" Harries
  • Finnegan Lyric O'Connell (b. 2017)son of vlogger Greg O'Connell of GregglesTV
  • Finnegan Biden (b. 1998); daughter of Hunter Biden; granddaughter of Presidentelect Joe Biden

Finnegan in Pop Culture

  • Finnegana dog puppet in Canadian television show "Mr. Dressup"
  • "Finnegans Wake" novel by James Joyce
  • "Finnegan Begin Again" TV movie about main character Michael Finnegan
  • Finneganminor character in "Star Trek"
  • Finnegan Kazimira loveable vampire in “when the night comes” a game