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

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St. Finlugh was a 6th Century Irish priest

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

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