Gender: Male Meaning of Flann: "ruddy, red-haired" Origin of Flann: Irish

Flann Origin and Meaning

The name Flann is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "ruddy, red-haired".

Friendly, cheerful Irish name that originated as a nickname for a redhead. Potential problem: reminiscent of the Spanish custard.

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Pop Culture References for the name Flann

Flainn, Flannan, Flannery


AldabellaxWulfe Says:


It's an old, unusual Irish name that you don't really hear in Ireland anymore, unfortunately. To my knowledge, it's pronounced "FLAWN", almost identical to 'faun', which I think it absolutely lovely and perfectly handsome for a little boy, or a grown man. Having said that, while Flann has got nothing to do with the food, if you don't live in Ireland, people will pronounce it like the food. So, if you do like it, but aren't Irish, I would keep it as a middle name.

-EagleEyes- Says:


I assume this is pronounced differently from the food, right? Flann (a as in Candy) compared to Flan (flahn // a as in Amelie) I hope so, it would make the connection less obvious.

Princessapia Says:


No. It’s food

ambercat Says:


I am unable to separate the name from the Spanish dessert but there are people out there with names like Taffy, Tootsie, and Candy, too.

YellowSword Says:


This is a food in Spain 😂 Can't imagine anyone named like this.

chlardmarham Says:


Makes me think of "phlegm".