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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Fi"nis
An end; conclusion. It is often placed at the end of a book.

Etymology: L

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The concluding part of any performance
  2. The temporal end; the concluding time ("the market was up at the finish")
Wiktionary

Borrowing from Latin fīnis (“end; limit”)

  1. An end (of a book etc.)

finis was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto, French, Ido, Latin, and Pijin

Notable Persons Named Finis

Finis L. Bates was a writer. Finis was given the name Finis Langdon Bates on August 22nd, 1848 in Itawamba County, Mississippi. He breathed his last breath on November 29th, 1923.

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Finis Garrett was a Chief Judge of the United States Court of Customs, Patent Appeals, Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs, Associate Judge of theUnited States Court of Customs, House Minority Leader, and Party leaders of the United States House of Represen. His most notable accomplishments were from 1937 to 1955. Finis was born on August 26th, 1875. He died on May 25th, 1956.

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Finis Alonzo Crutchfield was a methodist minister and bishop. His career lasted from 1940 to 1984. Finis was born on August 22nd, 1916. He breathed his last breath on May 21st, 1987.

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Finis was born on November 14th, 1901. He passed away on November 13th, 1995.

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Finis Tasby was a blues musician. He plays Bass guitar, Drum kit, and Vocals. He was most active from 1950 to 2012. Finis was born in Dallas, Texas, United States. He passed away on November 2nd, 2014.

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Finis was born in 1929 in Dallas.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1881 16 0 16
1882 11 0 11
1883 6 0 6
1884 8 0 8
1885 9 0 9
1886 7 0 7
1887 11 0 11
1888 7 0 7
1889 14 0 14
1890 10 0 10
1893 7 0 7
1894 11 0 11
1895 10 0 10
1896 8 0 8
1897 10 0 10
1898 6 0 6
1899 6 0 6
1900 6 0 6
1901 12 0 12
1902 6 0 6
1903 5 0 5
1904 9 0 9
1905 10 0 10
1906 10 0 10
1907 11 0 11
1908 15 0 15
1909 12 0 12
1910 15 0 15
1911 12 0 12
1912 37 0 37
1913 29 0 29
1914 36 5 31
1915 41 0 41
1916 44 0 44
1917 47 0 47
1918 57 0 57
1919 43 0 43
1920 56 0 56
1921 61 0 61
1922 70 0 70
1923 48 0 48
1924 57 0 57
1925 47 0 47
1926 53 0 53
1927 48 0 48
1928 47 0 47
1929 42 0 42
1930 48 0 48
1931 39 0 39
1932 48 0 48
1933 51 0 51
1934 25 0 25
1935 38 0 38
1936 38 0 38
1937 36 0 36
1938 24 0 24
1939 22 0 22
1940 32 0 32
1941 34 0 34
1942 30 0 30
1943 29 0 29
1944 37 0 37
1945 22 0 22
1946 21 0 21
1947 26 0 26
1948 24 0 24
1949 15 0 15
1950 18 0 18
1951 24 0 24
1952 31 0 31
1953 28 0 28
1954 15 0 15
1955 12 0 12
1956 17 0 17
1957 10 0 10
1958 15 0 15
1959 17 0 17
1960 11 0 11
1961 13 0 13
1962 10 0 10
1963 11 0 11
1964 10 0 10
1965 7 0 7
1966 5 0 5
1967 8 0 8
1968 9 0 9
1969 11 0 11
1970 6 0 6
1971 10 0 10
1972 14 0 14
1973 13 0 13
1974 6 0 6
1977 5 0 5
1978 9 0 9
1979 5 0 5
1980 8 0 8
1982 7 0 7
1986 6 0 6
1988 6 0 6
1989 6 0 6
1990 5 0 5
1994 6 0 6
1995 5 0 5
1998 5 0 5
2009 5 0 5

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Fun Facts about the name Finis

  • How Popular is the name Finis? Finis is the 6,385th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Finis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,200 babies born with the first name Finis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Finis to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Finis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Finis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Finis is Friday, November 6th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Finis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Finis was in 1922 with a total of 70 babies.
  • Random Finis Factoid: According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Finis is not a popular baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1941.
  • Weird things about the name Finis: Your name in reverse order is Sinif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nifsi. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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