Flynn Name Meaning & Origin

Flynn

Pronunciation: FLIN (key)

Origin of the name Flynn:

Transferred use of the surname, which is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó Flainn (descendant of Flann). The name is derived from flann (red): hence, “red-haired one."

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I have a cousin named Flynn who is unique and spirited. He is very in touch with nature and is empathetic towards all people and things.

I know a guy who's middle name is Flynn and goes by that instead of his first name.

I have a son named Flynn. He is very affable, and loving.

Nicknames for Flynn: | Edit

Flynny
Flynners
Flynns
Fly
Flyin'

Meanings and history of the name Flynn: | Edit

"Son of a red-headed one"

Famous real-life people named Flynn: | Edit

Errol Flynn, actor, well known for his swashbuckling roles (especially Robin Hood)
Flynn Wolfyard- Stranger Things
Flynn Christopher Bloom (b. 2011), son of Australian model Miranda Kerr and English actor Orlando Bloom

Flynn in song, story & screen: | Edit

Flynn Carson is the main character in the movies The Librarian: Quest for the Spear and two subsequent Librarian movies which later gave rise to the television series The Librarians, also featuring Flynn Carson.

Flynn Rider is the main male character from Tangled.

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