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Gender: Male Meaning of Finnegan: "fair" Origin of Finnegan: Irish Finnegan's Popularity in 2017: #410

The name Finnegan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "fair". Finnegan is ranked #410 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Irish Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Middle name for a First name!".

From the experts:

If you like the Finn names and love James Joyce, Finnegan is extremely winning. Will & Grace 's Eric McCormack chose the Finnigan spelling for his son. And of course Finnegan gains you access to the great short form Finn.

James Joyce took the title of Finnegans Wake from an old Irish-American song.

Finnegan represents a whole genre of Irish family names you might consider, such as Harrigan, Brannigan, Corrigan, Donegan, Mulligan, Flanagan and Lanigan.

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Famous People Named Finnegan

Finnegan Frayn "Finn" Harries, English vlogger, designer and entrepreneur; twin of fellow vlogger Jackson Frayn "Jack" Harries
Finnegan Lyric O'Connell (b. 2017), son of vlogger Greg O'Connell of GregglesTV
Finnegan Biden (b. 1998); son of Hunter Biden; granddaughter of VP Joe Biden

Pop Culture References for the name Finnegan

Finnegan, a dog puppet in Canadian television show "Mr. Dressup"
"Finnegans Wake," novel by James Joyce
"Finnegan Begin Again," TV movie about main character Michael Finnegan
Finnegan, minor character in "Star Trek"