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since 1880

Finlay

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Fair warrior
  • #13450 All Time
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14k Finley (Scottish)

How popular is the name "Finlay" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 6 0 6
1998 7 0 7
1999 7 0 7
2000 20 0 20
2001 21 0 21
2002 17 0 17
2003 18 0 18
2004 31 5 26
2005 48 6 42
2006 57 7 50
2007 52 9 43
2008 49 8 41
2009 55 5 50
2010 42 13 29
2011 45 10 35
2012 51 14 37
2013 59 18 41
2014 42 8 34

Want to know about the populiarty of Finlay? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 627 babies born with the name Finlay in the United States. That's more than enough Finlaies to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Finlay" was in 2006 with a total of 50 babies.

According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Finlay" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 2009. Across the entire United States a total of only 55 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Finlay popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Finlay in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Finlay" mean? The list below shows the origins of Finlay as well as things modernly associated with the name Finlay such as celebrities named Finlay.

Scottish

Origin and Meaning of Finlay

The name "Finlay" is of Scottish origin, and it means "Fair warrior". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Alternative Meanings

F is for fair, always honest and true.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

N is for nice, need I say more?

L is for love, everlasting.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yalnif". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nflaiy". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Finlay born Jun 13, 1952

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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