< 1k
in the U.S.
since 1880


  • 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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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 New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York 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 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.


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 finesse, an enviable trait.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

N is for nice, need I say more?

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

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 "Nfaiyl". 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 Feb 24, 2002

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 Mexico approximately on 1575. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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