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Gender: M Meaning of Flynn: "son of the red-haired one" Origin of Flynn: Irish Flynn's Popularity in 2015: #694

Flynn, a charming Irish surname, is still used only quietly, despite its easygoing, casual cowboy charm, unlike Finn which is a star of this genre. Flynn was the choice of Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr for their baby boy, and is also the middle name -- used as his first -- of a son of Miranda's fellow supermodel Elle Macpherson, of Gary Oldman's son Gulliver and Marley Shelton's daughter West.

Flynn Rider (born Eugene Fitzherbert) is the dashing animated hero of the Disney film "Tangled." On TV's "Breaking Bad", Flynn was what young Walter Jr. tried to rename himself. The name was long associated with the swashbuckling Errol Flynn, inspiration of the phrase "in like Flynn."

Flynn entered the U.S. Top 1000 in 2011, and is a Top 50 choice in Australia and New Zealand.

Famous People Named Flynn

Flynn McGarry, American teen chef
Flynn Gower, Australian singer of band Cog
Flynn Adam (Atkins), American rapper of LA Symphony
Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom (b. 2011), son of model Miranda Kerr and actor Orlando Bloom
Flynn Alexander Baxter (b. 2008), son of actress Victoria Smurfit and Douglas Baxter
Flynn Earl Jones, son of actors James Earl Jones and Cecilia Hart
Flynn Nolan (b. 2010), son of novelist Gillian Flynn and Brett Nolan
Flynn Zachariah Bogue (b. 2012), son of actors Mandy Bruno and Robert Bogue
Flynn Roscoe Farrar (b. 2014), son of musician Sam Farrar of Phantom Planet
Flynn Patrick Maguire (b. 2015), son of actor Sean Maguire
Flynn Nichols, son of ice hockey player Bernie Nichols; twin of sister McKenna
Errol Flynn, American-Australian actor

Pop Culture References for the name Flynn

Flynn Rider, character in Disney's "Tangled"
Flynn Jones, character on TV's "Shake it Up"
Flynn Carsen, character in "The Librarian" movies
Flynn Odair, Son of Finnick Odair and Annie Cresta in The Hunger Games series
Flynn, nickname of Walter White Jr. on TV's "Breaking Bad"
Kevin and Sam Flynn, characters in the Tron series
Phineas Flynn, character on animated series "Phineas and Ferb"
Flynn, the protagonist of Shin Megami Tensei IV

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