Finley: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Finley

Finley

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Finley: | Edit

We have a spunky, blonde headed little girl named Finley. We call her Fin sometimes. The name just fits her perfectly. Most people love the name. It seems to be gaining popularity.

I don't see anything feminine or cute about it at all!

Personal experiences with the name Finley: | Edit

My daughter was born in July, 2010 and her name is Finley! Most people under 50 really like (love) it, and in general, those over 50 need us to repeat it and don't seem to comprehend! We love it because its got a history in the name charts but its not heard of very often. Some spell it with a D as in Findley as it must sound like we say it that way!

Nicknames for Finley: | Edit

We call our Finley Fin. We spell it F-I-N because Finn/Fynn is currently a somewhat popular boy's name.

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Famous real-life people named Finley: | Edit

Lisa Marie Presley named her daughter Finley
Angie Harmon has a daughter she named Finley Faith.

Finley in song, story & screen: | Edit

In The Great and Powerful Oz, the monkey (Zac Braff's voice) is Finley....

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