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".
This was a 100 percent boys’ name until celebs Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon bestowed it on their daughter, recently followed by Lisa Marie Presley, who used it for one of her (female) twins. Finlay is also now among the most popular unisex names.

At the most recent count, Finley was given 57 percent of the time to girls and 43 percent to boys, close enough to make it one of the truly gender neutral names.
# 211 in the US

Finley Rank in US Top 1000

Finley Popularity

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Famous People Named Finley

  • Finley Faith Sehorn (b. 2003)daughter of actors Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn
  • Finley Babbit (b. 2004)daughter of director Jamie Babbitt and producer Andrea Sperling
  • Finley Fehr (b. 2006)daughter of actor Oded Fehr
  • Finley Gordon (b. 2007)daughter of baseball player Brian Gordon
  • Finley Aaron Love Lockwood (b. 2008)daughter of singer Lisa Marie Presley; granddaughter of Elvis Presley; twin of sister Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood
  • Finley Counselldaughter of baseball player/coach Craig Counsell
  • Finley Rae Martineau Baldwin (b. 2009)daughter of actor Daniel Baldwin
  • Finley Grace SomersMorales (b. 2014), daughter of singer SoMo
  • Finley Elaine Griffin (b. 2016) daughter of NBA player Blake Griffin and Brynn Cameron

Finley in Pop Culture

  • Finley Jayne/Jane Sheppardcharacter in The Steampunk Chronicles by Kady Cross
  • Finley Braddockcharacter in the Hex Hall series
  • Finley the monkey in "The Great and Powerful Oz"
  • FinleyRose, character in Sue Townsend's "Adrian Mole" series
  • Finleycharacter in the game "Hustle Cat"