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Gender: Male Meaning of Finch: "to swindle" Origin of Finch: English word and nature name

The name Finch is a boy's name of English origin meaning "to swindle". Finch and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents".

From the experts:

A possible bird name option, though it feels a bit pinched.

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Famous People Named Finch

Pop Culture References for the name Finch

In medieval times, the finch was thought of as a foolish bird.
Surname of "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1960) characters Atticus, Jem, and Scout
Finch McComas, solicitor in George Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell" (1895)
Mr. Finch, "Person of Interest" (played by Michael Emerson)
Justin Finch-Fletchley, character in Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Theodore Finch "Finch", main character in the book "All the Bright Places"


RoddyThlayli Says:


I really like this name, and it ages well.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Unbelievably, undeniably cute! I never thought I'd like this name but I kind of love it

clairels Says:


If you want a Finn, just name him Finn. It's a name unto itself.

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:


I didn't get a chance ask. I agree though it is short enough to not need a nickname.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Why would Finch even need a nickname? It's short enough.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Sounds a lot like flinch to me :/

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:


I met a little boy named Finch and he went by the nickname Finn.

taragara Says:


My son is Finch and your description is spot on :-)

MaryKathryn Says:


I never would have imagined myself liking this name, but every time I think of this name I imagine a cute little boy running around and having fun, I can't help but to fell in love with it more!