Other Origin(s):Gaelic; Scottish, British
Meaning:Fair-faired; Courageous one; Fair Hero
Finley is a gender-neutral surname-turned-first name of Irish, Gaelic, and Scottish origins. Derived from the Gaelic name Fionnlagh, and the Old Irish name Findlaech, this anglicized version means "fair-haired," "courageous one," or "fair hero." These powerful definitions come from the root words fionn, meaning "white" or "fair," and laoch, meaning "hero." Today, this ancient-sounding name has transcended borders, cultures, and even hair colors, as it is a trendy choice in the United States and abroad. Baby Fin can also look up to the likes of former basketball player Michael Finley, actor George Finley, and musician Finley Quaye.
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