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Gender: Female Meaning of Flanna: "red-haired" Origin of Flanna: Irish

The name Flanna is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "red-haired". Flanna and is often added to lists like Redhead Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

Flanna is an uncommon name for a red-haired girl, not as familiar -- or some would say, as pretty -- as its nickname, Flannery.

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Pop Culture References for the name Flanna

Flanagh, Flana, Flannery, Flannerey

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pam Says:


"They" certainly do their research, @Haids1987, and if you discover a legitimate mistake on the site, please notify me directly at and we will correct it. As for the comparative prettiness of Flanna and Flannery, that's a matter of opinion and the reason we provide this space for our readers to post theirs, which very well may be different from our own.

Haids1987 Says:


I live in America, so it's interesting to me to get such a real viewpoint on names like these from an actual Irish resident. You read on Nameberry quite often that a certain name is "popular in Ireland," but from what it sounds like, they either don't do their research when posting something like that, or they just make assumptions. Thank you for your very descriptive and respectful comment!

Moony Says:


In Ireland, we rarely if ever use surnames as first names, with very few exceptions. And of those few exceptions, e.g. Mackenzie - said surnames are often considered to be unquestionably male. Having said that, even if I did think it made for a decent girl name, when you compare it to our legitimate girl names, e.g - Aoife, Niamh, Caoimhe, Aoibheann, Eimear etc. Flannery falls horrendously short in comparison to their astounding beauty, and pure feminine elegance.

Therefore, I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with your comment in the description. Flannery is certainly not a girl name in Ireland and, even if it was, it's definitely not prettier in comparison to Flanna. Admittedly, I haven't actually heard of Flanna being used as a name and my research is pulling up scarce few results. Still, I do think that it's quite lovely, and it comes across as being much less tedious in comparison to the more popular Fianna and Fiadh.