[ 1 syll. fin(n), fi-nn ] The baby boy name Finn is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is FihN †.
1: Finn is used predominantly in the English and Irish languages, and it is derived from Celtic origins. Celtic origin: It is derived from the element 'fionn' which means white, fair. The name is Anglicized from the Gaelic Fionn. The name was borne in Irish mythology by the fair and wise hero Finn MacCool (Fionn mac Cumhail). He could have been based on a historical person who defended Ireland against Norse invaders. The name is also known from Huckleberry Finn, a character in Mark Twain's novels. The name Finja (German) and the name Fiona (English, Gaelic, German, and Scottish) are the female versions of Finn.
Fin, Fingal, Fingall, Finnie, Finnis, Finny, Fionn (Irish), Fyn, and Fynn (English) are variants of Finn.
2: Finn is used chiefly in the German and Italian languages, and its origin is Old Norse. It is derived from the element 'finnr' which means Finn. Finnr (Old Norse) is an older form of Finn. The old form of the name was originally a Swedish nickname for someone from Finland, or else a short form of various names starting with 'Finn-'.
In addition, Finn is a variant (English) of the name Finlay (English, Irish, and Scottish).
Finn is also a variant of the name Fionn (Irish and English).
See also the related form, Finnian (English and Irish).
See also the related categories, fair (holy), hero, wise, white, italian, celtic, anglicized, german, and irish.
Finn is popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1990s; before that, it was of very light use only. At the modest height of its usage in 2017, 0.120% of baby boys were given the name Finn. Its ranking then was #167. In 2018, its usage was 0.120% and its ranking #166, and it was the most widely used within all boy names in its group.
Baby names that sound like Finn include Fin, Fionn, Fynn, Phin, Faine, Fame, Fane, Fábián, Fen, Fenn, Fien, Fiene, Fine, Finnén, Fyn, Fabein, Fabian, Fabien, Faebien, and Faheam.
† English pronunciation for Finn: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"