US Popularity:5272
Meaning:Fair-haired hero, white warrior; A loyal warrior in battle
Finlay is a masculine name with both Irish and Scottish origins. Meaning “fair-haired hero,” “white warrior,” or “a loyal warrior in battle,” this is a badass name to inspire baby to have nothing but confidence in their life. With its Celtic roots, it’s an Anglicized form of Fionnlagh in Scottish Gaelic and Findláech in medieval Scottish, giving baby a name full of rich history. If you want to encourage your bundle of joy to be proud of themselves and where they came from no matter what, the name Finlay truly beats all.

Finlay Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Finlay is currently #1927 on The Bump
Boy:Finlay is currently #575 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Finlay is currently #5272 in U.S. births
Boy:Finlay is currently #1609 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 512
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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