Irish and Scottish
"fair-haired hero"

Finley Origin and Meaning

The name Finley is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Scottish, Irish origin meaning "fair-haired hero".
Finley is a Scottish royal name (it belonged to Macbeth's father) riding the wave of Finn names. Chris O'Donnell used it for one of his sons, and Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn did a gender switch when they named their daughter Finley.

Finley has been used for both sexes for enough years to make it onto our popular unisex names list. The name at most recent count was used 57% of the time for girls and 43% for boys, which is close enough to even to make Finley truly gender neutral. And a boy Finley can be called either Finn or Lee.
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Famous People Named Finley

  • Finley Peter DunneAmerican humorist and essayist
  • Finley QuayeScottish reggae musician; son of musician Cab Quaye
  • Finley JacobsenAmerican actor
  • Samuel Finley Breese MorseAmerican inventor of Morse code
  • Finley Cooper Bernsen (b. 1998)American actor, son of actor Corbin Bernsen
  • Finley Back (b. 2002)son of rugby union footballer Neil Back
  • Finley Arthur Donoho (b. 2004)son of actress Holly Marie Combs
  • Finley O'Donnell (b. 2006)son of actor Chris O'Donnell
  • Finley Turco (b. 2008)son of ice hockey player Marty Turco
  • Finley Arthur Staal (b. 2014)son of ice hockey player Eric Staal
  • Finley James Walcott (b. 2014)son of footballer Theo Walcott
  • Finley Jay "Finn" Lanning (b. 2015)son of family vloggers Bryan & Missy Lanning
  • Steven Allen "Steve" FinleyAmerican baseball player
  • Michael Howard FinleyAmerican basketball player

Finley in Pop Culture

  • Finleyflying monkey in film "Oz the Great and Powerful"
  • Russell Finleycharacter in film "Wayne's World"
  • FinleyItalian rock band