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Gender: Male Meaning of Finn: "fair or white" Origin of Finn: Irish Finn's Popularity in 2017: #167

The name Finn is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "fair or white". Finn is ranked #167 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- BOYS".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Finn

Finn mac Blatha, 5th century BC king of Ireland
Terence "Finn" Jones, English actor
Finn Erling Kydland, Norwegian economist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Finn Balor, ring name of Fergal Devitt, Irish pro wrestler
Finn Ronne, Norwegian-American Arctic explorer
Finn Cole, English actor
Finn Michael Westby Caspersen, American financier and philanthropist
Finnegan Frayn "Finn" Harries, English vlogger as part of "jacksgap"
Finn Wolfhard, Canadian actor.
Finn Kerwin (b. 1992), son of Brian Kerwin & Jeanne Marie Troy
Finn Constantine (b. 1997), son of model Saffron Aldridge and Toby Constantine
Finn Henry Snyder (b. 1997), son of actress Terry Finn and David L. Snyder
Finn Arthur Ebenezer Dundas (b. 2000), son of singer Lord David Dundas
Finn William Leeves Coben (b. 2003), son of actress Jane Leeves
Finn Scott (b. 2004), son of actor Tom Everett Scott
Phinnaeus Walter 'Finn' Moder (b. 2004), daughter of actress Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder, twin of Hazel Patricia Moder
Finn Burns (b. 2006), son of actor Ed Burns and model Christy Turlington
Finneus James "Finn" Warren (b. 2011), son of actress Autumn Reeser and Jesse Warren
Finn Davey McDermott (b. 2012) son of actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Finn Lindqvist Wilson (born 2014), son of actor Owen Wilson
Finley Jay "Finn" Lanning (b. 2015), son of family vloggers Bryan & Missy Lanning
Finn Odin Hoflin (b. 2016), son of actors Natalie Blair and David Hoflin
Finn Arthur Higgins (b. 2016), son of Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey
Ernest Zhang Halvorsen "Finn" (b. 2016), son of reality television stars Ernie and Cindy Halvorsen

Pop Culture References for the name Finn

Finn McCool aka Fionn Mac Cumhaill, hero of Irish mythology
Finn (FN-2187), a character in the Star Wars series
Finneas "Finn," character in Kresley Cole's "The Arcana Chronicles"
Finn Mikaelson, character in TV series "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Originals"
Finnegan "Finn" Lane, character in Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assasin series
Finn the Human, main character in animated series "Adventure Time"
Finn Hudson, character on TV's "Glee"
Finn Sharkey, character on British soap "Waterloo Road"
Finn Whitman, main character in Ridley Pearson's Kingdom Keepers series
Finn Macauley, character in the video game "Resident Evil 6"
Finn, minor character on TV's "The Sopranos"
Finn Abernathy, intern on TV's "Bones"
Finn Dandridge, character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Finn, main character in "Incarceron" by Catherine Fisher
Finn, character in video game "Harvest Moon: Animal Parade"
Finn Collins, character on TV's "The 100"
"Finn," comic strip by Pat Mills
Finn Fish, character in anime/manga Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
Finn, rat character in the The Deptford Mice series by Robin Jarvis
Finn, character in animated series "Jackie Chan Adventures"
Finn, character in animated series "Storm Hawks"
Finn, wizard in Mikhail Glinka's opera "Ruslan and Lyudmila"
Finn, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish mascot
Finn, character on South Korean animated series "Tai Chi Chasers"
Finn, character in "What I Was" by Meg Rosoff
Finn, character on British TV series "Misfits"
Michael "Finn" O'Leary, character in video game "Call of Duty: Black Ops II"
Finn Bell, character in 1998 film "Great Expectations"
Findlay "Finn" Nelson, character on British TV series "My Mad Fat Diary"
Finn, character in TV show "Gilmore Girls"
Huckleberry Finn, character in various Mark Twain novels
Hamilton "Finn" Finn, character on soap opera General Hospital
Riley Finn, character in TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Finn Holmes, character from the "Trylle trilogy"

Fionn, Fin, Fingal, Fingall, Fionn


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