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Gender: Male Meaning of Flint: "born near outcrop of flint" Origin of Flint: English

The name Flint is a boy's name of English origin meaning "born near outcrop of flint". Flint and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Flint is one of the new macho names on the rise today, part old-school tough guy, part rebel. You won't find a tougher, steelier-sounding name; it's part of a genre on the rise along with cousins Slate, Stone and Steel.

Flint found itself on the popularity list for a few years in 1959-60, but would prove a distinctive choice today.

Flint has superhero overtones--there's one in "Spiderman"--aka Sandman--and Captain Flint was a Marvel comic, and Flint is both a legendary pirate and a parrot in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. But on the softer side, there's also inventor Flint Lockwood in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

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Famous People Named Flint

Pop Culture References for the name Flint

Flint, Michigan, USA
Flint Water Crisis
Captain Flint, notorious pirate in "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Marcus Flint, "Harry Potter" character
Flint, character in the "Power of Five" series
Flint Forster, character in "Supah Ninjas" on Nickelodian



Dana W McCall Says:


I love this name and hope my baby in may is a boy so I can name him Flint! My beloved Grandma's maiden name. I think it's so strong and CONFIDENT!

soupmaven Says:


Cute, if your last name isn't Stone

danirose01 Says:


As someone else mentioned the city in Michigan with the water crisis, do you all think it could still be a good name? Like would it take on the connotation of the disaster (a la Katrina), or could it stand in solidarity with the town like more of an honor name?? I'm conflicted.

CherryBomb50 Says:


Too bad it's going to go down due to the Flint, MI crisis.

Madisoniaa Says:


I love this name!