Gender: Female Meaning of Finn: "white, fair" Origin of Finn: Irish

Finn Origin and Meaning

The name Finn is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "white, fair".

The most enduringly popular hero of Irish myth was Finn McCool, whose name is one of the coolest ever. When used for the female protagonist of How to Make an American Quilt, it established its hipness for girls as well.

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heyitsnevaehhhhh Says:


honestly I love the name finn for a girl

Eliza1303 Says:


Love this for a girl only. Would be cool no for Fionoula.

Gia.berry Says:


I really can't see this working on a girl, especially seen as though there are so many strong and beautiful girls names that weren't borrowed from boys to make them 'stronger'.

gummybear0724 Says:


I wouldn't use it as a first, but it could really spunk up a feminine first name. Elsie Finn, Emily Finn, Sarah Finn, Penelope Finn

lila Says:


yes, princess madison.

Impwood Says:


I think this is sweet as a diminutive for Finella.

Zelliew Says:


Yes ! I don't see the appeal

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I know that that's your opinion and you are entitled to it but, just for my own peace of mind, I'd like to point out that it only has a 'hero-y feel to it' due to the modern misconception that a masculine name on a girl somehow makes her more tough, strong, cool and adventurous. Which isn't a good thing. But that's just my opinion.

TheaFox Says:


I think this name could give a bit of a hero-y feel to the girl because its so close to Flynn {Rider} (who is not a prince, but still) and It has sort of a swaggy feel to it as well.

princessmadison Says:


This name on a girl? Are you SERIOUS?

Guest Says:


I like Flynn on a girl but I don't really like Finn. Except when short for Finola or something.

raevynstar Says:


On a boy, it's awesome. On a girl? Blehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.