"born near outcrop of flint"

Flint Origin and Meaning

The name Flint is a boy's name of English origin meaning "born near outcrop of flint".

Flint is one of the new macho names on the rise today, part old-school tough guy, part rebel. You won't find a tougher, steelier-sounding name; it's part of a genre on the rise along with cousins Slate, Stone and Steel.

Flint found itself on the popularity list for a few years in 1959-60, but would prove a distinctive choice today.

Flint has superhero overtones--there's one in "Spiderman"--aka Sandman--and Captain Flint was a Marvel comic, and Flint is both a legendary pirate and a parrot in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. But on the softer side, there's also inventor Flint Lockwood in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

# 820 in the US

Flint Rank in US Top 1000

# 615 on Nameberry

Flint Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Flint Popularity

Famous People Named Flint

  • Flint DilleAmerican screenwriter
  • Flint FlemingAmerican AFL player

Flint in Pop Culture

  • Flint Marko aka William Baker aka Sandmancharacter in Spider,Man comics
  • Flint Forstercharacter in animated series "Supah Ninjas"
  • Flint aka Dashiell R. Faireborncharacter in the G.I. Joe series
  • Flintcharacter in the "Power of Five" series
  • Flint Lockwoodcharacter in film "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs"
  • Flintnotorious pirate captain in "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Marcus Flintcharacter in the "Harry Potter" series
  • FlintMichigan, USA
  • Flint Water Crisis