Finn Name Meaning & Origin


Pronunciation: FIN (key)

Origin of the name Finn:

Popular Anglicized form of the Irish Fionn (fair, white, clear). The name was borne by the legendary Finn MacCool, the father of the famous poet Ossian and the supposed builder of the Giants' Causeway of the Antrium coast. Finn MacCool is the popular subject of many Irish legends and stories, which portray him as both a giant and a man of normal stature. His Gaelic name is Gionn MacCumhal.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Fionn, Finnegan

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Comments and insights on the name Finn

I love Finn for a boy! I think it's very uncommon & original which is awesome!

Literally everyone is naming their kids Finn

Personal experiences with the name Finn

My brothers name is Finn and it's lovely. It's simple, but it has a cool sound over it. He also likes his name, but he doesn't like it that people always assume that it's short for something like Finnegan or Finnley.

Finn Wolfhard is my celebrity crush and he is honestly the smartest, handsome, talented, sweetest, cutest, wonderful and most beautiful boy ever. I love him so much and I hope I meet him someday.

Nicknames for Finn

Finnegan, Finny, Fish Boy, Finnie

Meanings and history of the name Finn
Famous real-life people named Finn

Finn Wolfhard, actor and musician,most famous for starring in Netflix's hit show Stranger Things and It, and It Chapter Two . He is the lead singer in an alternative vintage rock group Calpurnia. He is going to continue to do amazing things in this world and marry a girl thats name starts with R.
Finn Jones, actor who plays Ser Loras Tyrell on HBO's Game of Thrones
Finn Scott, son of actor Tom Everett Scott
Finn McDermott, son of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Finn Burns, son of actor Edward Burns and Christy Turlington
Finn William Leeves Coben, son of actress Jane Leeves
Finn Harries, Youtuber and twin brother of Jack Harries
Finn Ronne, a Norwegian-born U.S. Antarctic explorer
Peter "Finn" Wittrock, Jr., American actor and screenwriter
Finn Buck – American/German writer
Finn Burns (b. 2006), son of American model, charity-founder and campaigner, and filmmaker Christy Turlington and American actor, producer, writer, and director Edward Burns
Finn Warren (b. 2011), son of American actress Autumn Reeser
Finn Davey McDermott (b. 2012), son of American actress, television personality, socialite, and author Tori Spelling and Canadian-American actor Dean McDermott

Finn in song, story & screen

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, novel by Mark Twain
Finnegan's Wake, novel by James Joyce
Legendary Irish folklore hero Finn McCool
Finn the Human, character in Cartoon Network's Adventure Time
Finn, character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens played by John Boyega
Finn Colins, character on The 100
Finn, character in The Lego Movie played by Jadon Sand
Finn, Meadow's boyfriend on The Sopranos
Finn Dandridge "McVet" on Grey's Anatomy
Finn Hudson, character on Glee played by Cory Monteith
Finn Whitman, from the Kingdom Keeper series by Ridley Pearson
Finn McMissile from the Pixar franchise Cars
Finn Mikaelson from the CW's The Vampire Diaries
Finn, a villain from Jackie Chan Adventures

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