Finley Name Meaning & Origin
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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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.
We are planning to use the Phinley spelling in honor of my greek heritage and to add a bit more uniqueness to its growing popularity. Nickname Finney. We like that is pairs nicely with her sisters unisex name Dylan, Dilly.
I know you're too young to know about this but there was a puppet named Dilly Dally on the Howdy Doody show. Another puppet on the show was Phineas (FIN-ee-ass) T. Bluster.
Doesn't sound very feminine to me! Just my opinion.
It reminds me of a fish. Fish have fins. Finley the Fish would make a good cartoon character, it would fit right in with Sponge Bob and Square Pants.
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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!
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We call our Finley Fin. We spell it F-I-N because Finn/Fynn is currently a somewhat popular boy's name.
Finney, Phinneas, Finny cakes, Lee, Finn, Finner
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Angie Harmon has a daughter she named Finley Faith.
Finley Aaron Love Lockwood (b. 2008), daughter of American singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley
Finley Rae Martineau Baldwin (b. 2009), daughter of American actor, director, and producer Daniel Baldwin
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In The Great and Powerful Oz, the monkey (Zac Braff's voice) is Finley....
Finley Jayne: Main female character in The Steampunk Chronicles by Kady Cross
Finley Hockenvasser, a lawyer, and the father of high school girl Hilda Hockenvasser in the internet comic blog, The Greasers of Hazzick Flats. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com