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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Findlay

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Alt. Meaning

F is for fickle, you can change your mind!

I is for intense, your zest of living.

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Notable Persons Named Findlay


Findlay Brown is a pop music, experimental music, and ambient music musician. He plays Guitar, Piano, Personal computer, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 2000 to 2000. Findlay was born in 1980 in York.


Findlay was born in 1919. He passed away in 2011.


Findlay Napier is a singer-songwriter, folk, roots, indie, traditional scottish, folk music, roots revival, independent music, and music of scotland musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Findlay was born in 1978.


Findlay McGillivray is a soccer player for the Newtongrange Star F.C., Third Lanark A.C., Rangers F.C., Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C., St Johnstone F.C., Albion Rovers F.C., and Scotland national under-21 football team. Findlay was born on March 19th, 1940 in Newtongrange, Scotland.


Findlay was born on November 17th, 1874 in St Andrews. He died on March 29th, 1959.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Findlay

Jessica Brown Findlay is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2009. Jessica was given the name Jessica Rose Brown Findlay on September 14th, 1989 in Cookham, Berkshire, England.


Katie Findlay is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Katie was born on August 28th, 1990 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.


Stuart Findlay is a soccer player for the Kilmarnock F.C., Celtic F.C., Greenock Morton F.C., Dumbarton F.C., Scotland national football team, Scotland national under-17 football team, and Scotland national under-19 football team. Stuart was born on September 14th, 1995 in Rutherglen.


Deborah was born in 1947 in Surrey.



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Popularity of Findlay as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Findlay U.S.
  White 82.52% 64.26%
  African American 11.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.75% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Findlay

People with the last name Findlay are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Findlay

  • How Popular is the name Findlay? Findlay is the 26,769th most popular name of all time. As a last name Findlay was the 7,387th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Findlay have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 202 babies born with the first name Findlay in the United States. That's more than enough people named Findlay to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Findlay? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Findlay first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Findlay is Monday, April 24th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Findlay born? The highest recorded use of the first name Findlay was in 2016 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Findlay Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Findlay is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Findlay: Your name in reverse order is Yaldnif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dlyafni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Findlay? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,509 people with the last name Findlay.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Findlay? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Findlay as their last name.

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