"descendant of the red-haired one"

Flynn Origin and Meaning

The name Flynn is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "descendant of the red-haired one".

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." Some may connect this name to controversial former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

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

# 712 in the US

Flynn Rank in US Top 1000

# 141 on Nameberry

Flynn Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Flynn Popularity

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Famous People Named Flynn

  • Flynn Maxwell Renna (b. 2017)son of actors Patrick and Jasmine Renna
  • Flynn GowerAustralian singer of band Cog
  • Flynn MorrisonAmerican child actor
  • Flynn DownesEnglish footballer
  • Flynn McGarryAmerican teen chef
  • Flynn Adam (Atkins)American rapper of LA Symphony
  • Flynn Earl Jones (b. 1983)son of actors James Earl Jones and Cecilia Hart
  • Flynn Nichols (b. 1991)son of ice hockey player Bernie Nichols; twin of sister McKenna
  • (Arpad) Flynn Alexander Busson (b. 1998)son of model Elle MacPherson and Arpad Busson
  • Flynn Alexander Baxter (b. 2008)son of actress Victoria Smurfit and Douglas Baxter
  • Flynn Nolan (b. 2010)son of novelist Gillian Flynn and Brett Nolan
  • Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom (b. 2011)son of model Miranda Kerr and actor Orlando Bloom
  • Flynn Zachariah Bogue (b. 2012)son of actors Mandy Bruno and Robert Bogue
  • Flynn Davies (b. 2013)late son of actress Leigh Arnold and Steve Davies
  • Flynn Roscoe Farrar (b. 2014)son of musician Sam Farrar of Phantom Planet
  • Flynn Patrick Maguire (b. 2015)son of actor Sean Maguire
  • Flynn Timothy Stocklin (b. 2018)son of youtuber Colleen Ballinger and actor Erik Stocklin
  • Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale (b. 2014)son of singers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
  • Errol FlynnAmerican,Australian actor

Flynn in Pop Culture

  • Flynn Rider aka Eugene Fitzherbertcharacter in Disney's "Tangled"
  • Flynn Jonescharacter on TV's "Shake it Up"
  • Flynn Carsencharacter in "The Librarian" movies
  • Flynn OdairSon of Finnick Odair and Annie Cresta in The Hunger Games series
  • Flynnnickname of Walter White Jr. on TV's "Breaking Bad"
  • Flynnmain character in Shin Megami Tensei IV
  • Kevin and Sam Flynncharacters in the Tron series
  • Phineas Flynncharacter on animated series "Phineas and Ferb"
  • Garcia Flynnmain character on NBC's TV series 'Timeless'
  • "Nosey" Flynncharacter in James Joyce's "Dubliners" and "Ulysses"