Finlay Name Meaning & Origin

Finlay

Pronunciation: FIN-lee (key)

Origin of the name Finley:

Anglicized form of Fionnlagh and Fionnla, compound names composed of the Gaelic elements fionn (white, fair) and laogh (warrior, calf): hence, "fair-haired warrior." Var: Finlay.

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Finley is a variant of Finlay - you’ll rarely hear of a Finley in Scotland.

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Finn, Fin, Philly
When my son Finlay was in school, the other kids used to call him "faggot". I didn't think it was that nice at the time but as it turns out he is a homosexual now so maybe those kids really helped him discover his true self.

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St. Finlugh was a 6th Century Irish priest

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Finlay Currie

Finlay Calder

Finlay Mickel

Finlay of Moray

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh(ua) Dallas’s first son is named Oliver Finlay. He was born in 2014.

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There was an old lady who swallowed a fly
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a spider,
That wriggled and wiggled and tiggled inside her;
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a bird;
How absurd to swallow a bird.
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a cat;
Fancy that to swallow a cat!
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady that swallowed a dog;
What a hog, to swallow a dog;
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a cow,
I don't know how she swallowed a cow;
She swallowed the cow to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a horse...
She's dead, of course!

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Sexy?

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Friendly?

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Creative?

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Strong?

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Young?

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