About the name Finney

About the baby name Finney, at Click Baby Names.com

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Name meaning, variations & etymology
  • The English name traces its roots to Cheshire, from Old English finig, meaning pile or heap
  • Also could have been used to describe a Fin, a person from Finland
  • Finney also has roots in Scotland and Ireland in the name Fionnlagh, which is a Gaelic name for fair (or fair-haired) is fion and loach meaning hero or soldier
  • This unisex name is more common as a female name in the US, and a male name elsewhere in the world
  • In 2016, a variation of Finney — Finley — ranked 35 in the most common boy baby names in the UK
  • The female name Finley ranks at 188 in the Social Security Administration’s list of most popular girls names
  • Finn ranks 172 in the SSA’s list of 1000 most popular boys baby names in 2019
  • Variations – Finny, Finne, Finley, Finn, Finner, Finlea, Finnlee, Findlay, Finnlea, Finnley

Famous people named Finley

Macbeth’s father in the eponymous Shakespeare play spelled Fionnlagh.



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