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Gender: Male Origin of Flash: Word and comic book name

The name Flash is a boy's name of English origin. Flash and is often added to lists like Badass Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Flash Gordon makes this a superhero name, but Flash might just appeal to modern parents looking for one of the new active boys' names, ala Ace and Breaker and Ranger. We'd recommend something more pulled-together as a proper name with Flash as a nickname or middle name.

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Famous People Named Flash

Pop Culture References for the name Flash

Flash Gordon, character in DC Comics
The Flash aka Barry Allen, character in DC Comics
Flash Thompson, character in Spider-Man comics
"Jumping Jack Flash," song by The Rolling Stones
Mr. Flash, the main character of rock opera Preservation by The Kinks


ambercat Says:


Is it wrong that this name sounds like he will grow up to wear a trench coat with nothing under it (Flasher)?