Finley

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23k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Finley mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Finley

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

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  1. A Scottish surname​ derived from the Gaelic name Fionnlagh meaning "fair warrior"; a variant of Finlay
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A town in New South Wales, Australia.
  4. A city/town in North Dakota.
  5. A census-designated place in Washington.
  6. A town/village in Wisconsin.

Notable Persons Named Finley

Finley Quaye is an alternative rock, electronica, trip hop, reggae fusion, breakbeat, and acid rock musician. He plays Vocals, guitars, and Electric guitar. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to 1993. Finley was born on March 25th, 1974 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Finley was born on July 10th, 1867. He left this life on April 24th, 1936.

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Finley was born on June 19th, 1886. He passed away on January 10th, 1940.

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Finley was born in 1867. He died in 1942.

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Finley was given the name Finley George Jeffrey on July 22nd, 1969 in Chantimelle, St. Patrick.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Finley

Michael Finley is a basketball player for the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, and Boston Celtics. He was most prominent from 1995 to 2010. Michael was born on March 6th, 1973 in Melrose Park, Illinois.

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Greg Finley is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to 2007. Greg was given the name Gregory P. Finley II on December 22nd, 1984 in Portland, Maine.

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Karen Finley is a performance artist, musician, and poet. Karen was born in 1956 in Chicago.

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Chuck Finley is a baseball player. Chuck was born on November 26th, 1962 in Monroe, Louisiana.

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Jermichael Finley is a football player. Jermichael was born on March 26th, 1987 in Lufkin, Texas.

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Amy Finley is a cooking show author. Amy was born in 1973 in San Diego.

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How popular is the baby name Finley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 11 0 11
1881 10 0 10
1882 14 0 14
1883 7 0 7
1884 10 0 10
1885 8 0 8
1886 6 0 6
1887 7 0 7
1888 8 0 8
1889 5 0 5
1890 7 0 7
1892 8 0 8
1893 6 0 6
1894 5 0 5
1896 6 0 6
1897 9 0 9
1898 10 0 10
1900 8 0 8
1901 8 0 8
1904 5 0 5
1905 11 0 11
1906 9 0 9
1907 6 0 6
1908 11 0 11
1909 7 0 7
1910 14 0 14
1911 10 0 10
1912 16 0 16
1913 31 0 31
1914 29 0 29
1915 44 0 44
1916 41 0 41
1917 58 0 58
1918 42 0 42
1919 42 0 42
1920 42 0 42
1921 36 0 36
1922 38 0 38
1923 39 0 39
1924 37 0 37
1925 35 0 35
1926 37 0 37
1927 44 0 44
1928 38 0 38
1929 23 0 23
1930 29 0 29
1931 21 0 21
1932 33 0 33
1933 28 0 28
1934 23 0 23
1935 21 0 21
1936 20 0 20
1937 20 0 20
1938 18 0 18
1939 28 0 28
1940 28 0 28
1941 24 0 24
1942 34 0 34
1943 28 0 28
1944 27 0 27
1945 33 0 33
1946 21 0 21
1947 18 0 18
1948 21 0 21
1949 20 0 20
1950 26 0 26
1951 23 0 23
1952 22 0 22
1953 19 0 19
1954 23 0 23
1955 24 0 24
1956 16 0 16
1957 22 0 22
1958 28 0 28
1959 15 0 15
1960 18 0 18
1961 9 0 9
1962 11 0 11
1963 14 0 14
1964 11 0 11
1965 13 0 13
1966 9 0 9
1967 13 0 13
1968 10 0 10
1969 12 0 12
1970 9 0 9
1971 12 0 12
1972 17 0 17
1973 10 0 10
1974 5 0 5
1975 7 0 7
1976 7 0 7
1977 6 0 6
1979 12 0 12
1980 8 0 8
1981 8 0 8
1984 7 0 7
1987 7 0 7
1988 10 0 10
1989 16 5 11
1990 6 0 6
1991 10 5 5
1992 8 0 8
1994 9 0 9
1995 17 5 12
1996 22 7 15
1997 21 9 12
1998 29 12 17
1999 36 19 17
2000 55 17 38
2001 46 11 35
2002 69 27 42
2003 117 43 74
2004 289 168 121
2005 384 248 136
2006 509 289 220
2007 624 352 272
2008 728 462 266
2009 906 576 330
2010 1,199 780 419
2011 1,387 880 507
2012 1,389 912 477
2013 1,663 1,093 570
2014 2,343 1,510 833
2015 2,659 1,601 1,058
2016 2,968 1,722 1,246
2017 3,143 1,859 1,284

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Popularity of Finley as a first name

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Popularity of Finley as a last name

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Common last names for Finley

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Finley U.S.
  White 72.30% 64.26%
  African American 21.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Finley

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

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Fun Facts about the name Finley

  • What name lists does Finley rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Finley? Finley is the 1,591st most popular name of all time. As a last name Finley was the 922nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Finley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,508 babies born with the first name Finley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Finley to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Finley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Finley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Finley is Saturday, November 25th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Finley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Finley was in 2017 with a total of 1,859 babies. That's a lot of babies named Finley!
  • Random Finley Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Finley ranks 101st in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 10 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Finley: Your name in reverse order is Yelnif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iylfen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Finley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 37,672 people with the last name Finley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Finley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Finley as their last name.

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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).
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