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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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1918606
1998707
1999707
200020020
200121021
200217017
200318018
200431526
200548642
200657750
200752943
200849841
200955550
2010421329
2011451035
2012511437
2013591841
201442834

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 2005 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 2005. Across the entire United States a total of only 48 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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 west? 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 fickle, you can change your mind!

I is for interest, you show in others.

N is for nice, need I say more?

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yalnif". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yflain". 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 Aug 11, 1929

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Turkey approximately on 750. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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