US Popularity:966
Other Origin(s):Gaelic
Meaning:Fair-haired courageous one; Blond warrior, blond hero
Finnley is a gender-neutral name of Irish and Scottish origins, meaning “fair-haired courageous one,” “blond warrior," or "blond hero.” This valiant title comes from the Gaelic surname Fionnlagh. Though Finnley is especially popular for boys in the US, girls can rock this name, too! Finnley is connected to Finn, which derives from the Old Irish name Fionn. The famous mythological warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill—pronounced “mac-cool”—is a notable figure in Irish and Scottish lore, most famous for eating the Salmon of Knowledge. Finnley is a wonderful name to honor Gaelic ancestry, and it will take a powerful soul like baby’s to bear it with honor!

Finnley Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Finnley is currently #1186 on The Bump
Boy:Finnley is currently #864 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Finnley is currently #644 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Finnley is currently #966 in U.S. births
Boy:Finnley is currently #1234 in U.S. births
Girl:Finnley is currently #2511 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 33
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 401

  • Behind the Name, Finnley, November 2020

  • Behind the Name, Fionnlagh, June 2023

  • Name Doctor, Fionnlagh

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