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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: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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

Flint Dille, American screenwriter
Flint Fleming, American AFL player

Pop Culture References for the name Flint

Flint Marko aka William Baker aka Sandman, character in Spider-Man comics
Flint Forster, character in animated series "Supah Ninjas"
Flint aka Dashiell R. Faireborn, character in the G.I. Joe series
Flint, character in the "Power of Five" series
Flint Lockwood, character in film "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs"
Flint, notorious pirate captain in "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Marcus Flint, character in the "Harry Potter" series
Flint, Michigan, USA
Flint Water Crisis



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!