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The baby name “Finn” may have a trendy hipster vibe these days, but its roots can be traced back centuries. It was the name of a brave warrior from Irish mythology, and many Americans associate it with Mark Twain's beloved character Huckleberry Finn. While it can be used for both boys and girls, it's generally a masculine baby name with plenty of boyish charm.

Meaning of the name Finn:

Irish: Fair, white
Norse: From Finland

Origin of the name Finn:

The name Finn has both Irish and Norse roots. The Norse people used it to describe a person who was from Finland. In Ireland, it was derived from “Fionn,” which means fair or white.

Symbolism of the name Finn:

In Irish mythology, Finn is the name of a brave warrior.

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Style of the name Finn:


Gender of the name Finn:

Finn is a name used for both boys and girls, though it's more popular for boys

Pronunciation of the name Finn:


Number of syllables in the name Finn:


Emotion evoked from the name Finn:

Because of its association with characters like Finn MacCool and Huckleberry Finn, the baby name evokes the image of a brave and adventurous boy.

Alternative spellings for the name Finn:

Nicknames for the name Finn:

  • Finny

Popularity of the name Finn:

Finn is a relatively new name in the United States, first making the list of the top 1,000 names for baby boys in 2000. Since then, it's been on the rise, and in 2020, it ranked at number 178, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Finn:

Great middle names for Finn and their meanings:

  • Thomas (twin)
  • Riley (wood clearing)
  • Gabriel (God is my strength)
  • Michael (who is like God)
  • Oliver (olive tree or elf warrior)
  • Christopher(bearer of Christ)

Famous people with the name Finn:

  • Finn Graff (illustrator)
  • Finn Jones (actor)
  • Finn Ronne (explorer)
  • Finn Russell (rugby player)
  • Finn Wolfhard (actor)

Finns in popular culture:

  • Finn Hudson (character on the TV show “Glee”)
  • Finn FN-2187 (character in the “Star Wars” movies)
  • Finn McMissile (character in the movie “Cars 2”)
  • Finn(character in the book and movie “How to Make an American Quilt”)
  • Finn O'Connor (character in the soap opera “Hollyoaks”)
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