Finley - Meaning of Finley
[ 2 syll. fi-nley, fin-l-ey ] The baby girl name Finley is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is more popular. It is pronounced FIHNLiy- †. Finley's language of origin is Irish. The meaning of Finley is 'fair-haired hero'.
Another form of the name is the shortening Fin.
Finley is a popular baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 2000s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. At the recent peak of its usage in 2017, 0.099% of baby girls were named Finley. It was #159 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #163 with a usage of 0.095%, and it was the most commonly used out of all girl names in its family. Although Finley is used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period prior to 1917 that it was more popular with boys. After 2005, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. In 2017, 51% more baby girls than boys were given the name Finley.
† English pronunciation for Finley: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"