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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 and Origin of the name Finley:

Finely is a sweet name for boys and girls that is of Scottish and Gaelic origin meaning “fair warrior,” “fairhaired hero,” or “courageous one.”

Finley is the anglicized spelling of the Gaelic 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

Nicknames for the name Finley:

The adorable name Finley has a handful of equally adorable nicknames. The most common nickname is Fin, which can also be spelled as Finn. If you are wondering what other nicknames go with Finely, then check out the list below.

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Gender of the name Finley:

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

Pronunciation of the name Finley:


Number of syllables in the name Finley:


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

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.

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)
  • 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)
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