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Gender: M Meaning of Finley: "fair-haired hero" Origin of Finley: Irish and Scottish Finley's Popularity in 2015: #326

Scottish royal name (it belonged to Macbeth's father) riding the wave of Finn names. Chris O'Donnell used it for one of his sons, and Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn did a gender switch when they named their daughter Finley.

Though Finley has not been used for both sexes for enough years to make it onto our unisex names graph, the name at most recent count was running at almost two to one in favor of the girls, no doubt heavily influenced by Harmon and Sehorn's use of it for their little girl.

Famous People Named Finley

Finley Peter Dunne, American humorist and essayist
Finley Quaye, Scottish reggae musician
Finley Cooper Bernsen, son of actor Corbin Bernsen
Finley Arthur, son of actress Holly Marie Combs
Finley O'Donnell, son of actor Chris O'Donnell
Finley Jay Lanning, son of American family vloggers Bryan & Missy Lanning
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, American inventor of Morse code
Steven Allen "Steve" Finley, American baseball player
Michael Howard Finley, American basketball player
Finley Jacobesen, American actor
Finley Bernsen, English actor

Pop Culture References for the name Finley

Finley, flying monkey in film "Oz the Great and Powerful"
Russell Finley, character in film "Wayne's World"
Finley, Italian rock band