Gender: Male Meaning of Finn: "fair or white" Origin of Finn: Irish Finn's Popularity in 2018: #166

Finn Origin and Meaning

The name Finn is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "fair or white".

Finn is a name with enormous energy and charm, that of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), an intrepid warrior with mystical supernatural powers, noted as well for his wisdom and generosity.

Finn was chosen by cool couple Christy Turlington and Ed Burns for their son, and also by Jane Leeves and Autumn Reeser. Played by Cory Monteith prior to his death, Finn Hudson was a prominent character on Glee.

Other up-and-comers in the same family: Finlay and Finley, Finian and Finnian, Finnegan and Finnigan, and, from Germany, Fynn.

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Rank in US: #166

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Pop Culture References for the name Finn

Fionn, Fin, Fingal, Fingall, Fionn


fearlessfirefly Says:


Dashiell Finn is my top boy name!

Anabelle Hope Says:


I love it! It sounds modern and princely!

RainbowLorikeet Says:


I love the name Finn

missychrissy Says:


No one has asked what my sons full name is, so doesn’t bother me. If they did anyway it wouldn’t bother me. I love the name.

clairels Says:


Does it bother anyone else that everyone seems to think this is a nickname? It's not! It'a full name that can stand alone!

missychrissy Says:


My favourite boys name is Finn. Such a cute and cool name for a boy ❤️

LV51sfan91 Says:


I know too many. I don't see the appeal. Fun when they're young not when they grow into men!

kittylover777 Says:


Super cool! Right now, my absolute favorite boys name...

aaashark12 Says:


such a cute name

Katydesousa Says:


We've decided to name our little guy Finn, short for Finnian. We considered so many other names but we kept going back to this one and we love it! It's spunky, cool, and just full of personality.

Impwood Says:


Lovely name. I like this best on its own, but my favourite possible longer form for it is Finnian.

MissKaris Says:


Ah this is a very cute name!!

DaisyMaisie Says:


i think of a typical "nice" boy when i hear this name, so that is good! :) i like this name!

Finnt3 Says:


My name is Finn and I'm 21. Its a unique name but getting really popular here in Ireland as a first name... I like my name to be honest.

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claraminta Says:


I'm getting excited to meet many kids named Finn as this name is rising super fast. I could literally see it in the top 10.

clairels Says:


Probably my favorite boy name that I will never get to use because it's so popular, except maybe for a character and now even that's pretty much ruined because of Glee. Grrrr.

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theREALellendegenerusofficialw Says:


whut the lump y isnt this numbo 1?????????!!!!!!!!11!!!!! haha

waterbuggi Says:


Love this name! Very fun and cool!

raevynstar Says:


I used to hate the name because of the TV show. Now I kind of think of some books, but I mostly like the sound of the name. (If you haven't yet, read these: Incarceron and No Passengers Beyond This Point).

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raevynstar Says:


This is my FAVORITE boys' name. :D