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Finley is a greatly admired unisex name. It is the name of a main character in Walt Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful. In its Gaelic spelling, Finley is also the father of the title character in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Keep reading to learn more about this intriguing name.

Meaning of the name Finley:

Gaelic: Fair warrior, hero, courageous one

Origin of the name Finley:

Finley is the anglicized spelling of the name Fionnlagh. This name is a combination of the Gaelic words fionn (meaning “white” or “fair”) and laogh (meaning “warrior” or “hero”).

Symbolism of the name Finley:

Finley means “fair warrior” or “courageous hero.” The Gaelic symbols for warrior include the sword and the Celtic talisman.

Finley baby name info

Style of the name Finley:

Classic

Gender of the name Finley:

Finley is a unisex name that is used for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Finley:

FIN-lee

Number of syllables in the name Finley:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Finley:

The name Finley evokes feelings of youthfulness and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Finley:

  • Finnly
  • Finnley
  • Finlee
  • Finlay

Nicknames for the name Finley:

  • Fin
  • Finny

Popularity of the name Finley:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Finley was the 304th most popular baby name for boys in 2020. Finley was the 201st most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Finley:

Great middle names for Finley and their meanings:

  • Aidan (little fire)
  • Archer (archer, bowman)
  • Boone (good, blessing)
  • Dominique (of the Lord)
  • Grant (great, large)
  • Hugo (mind, intellect, spirit)
  • Jude (praise)
  • Kirk (church)
  • Peregrine (traveler, pilgrim)
  • Tobias (God is good)

Famous people with the name Finley:

  • Finley Duncan (singer)
  • Finley Peter Dunne (writer)
  • Finley Jeffrey (musician and songwriter)
  • Finley Lockwood (daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood
  • Finley Quaye (musician)

Finleys in popular culture:

  • Finley (tritagonist in Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful)
  • Finley Jayne (character in the Steampunk Chronicles series)
  • Finley Anderson Tanner (title character in the Finley Tanner mystery books)