Finn

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19k
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since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Finn

"Finn" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Fair". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Finn
A native of Finland; one of the Finn� in the ethnological sense. See Finns.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A native or inhabitant of Finland
Wiktionary

From Old Norse Finnr.

  1. A national of Finland.
  2. A person of ethnic Finnish ancestry.

An Old and Middle Irish form of Fionn.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A surname​.

    Finn was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Luxembourgish, and Norwegian

    Notable Persons Named Finn

    Finn Jones is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Finn was given the name Terence Jones on March 24th, 1988 in England. Finn is also known as Jones and Finn.

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    His ongoing career started in 2003. Finn was given the name Peter Wittrock, Jr. on October 28th, 1984 in Lenox, Massachusetts, U.S. Finn is also known as Wittrock and Peter (birth name).

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    Finn is also known as FN-2187.

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    Finn Carter is an actress. Her career lasted from 1985 to 2005. Finn was given the name Elizabeth Fearn Carter on March 9th, 1960 in Greenville, Mississippi, U.S.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Finn

    Finn is also known as FN-2187.

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    Neil Finn is a rock music, art rock, new wave music, and pop music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, keyboards, bass guitar, drums, piano, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gretsch G6131, and Maton. He was most prominent from 1976 to present. Neil was given the name Neil Mullane Finn on May 27th, 1958 in Te Awamutu.

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    Jerry Finn was a punk rock, alternative rock, and pop punk musician. He was most prominent from 1993 to 2008. Jerry was born Jerry Finn on March 31st, 1969. He died on August 21st, 2008.

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    Tim Finn is a pop music, new wave music, alternative rock, and art rock musician. He was most prominent from 1972 to present. Tim was given the name Brian Timothy Finn on June 25th, 1952 in Te Awamutu.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1918 5 0 5
    1919 5 0 5
    1928 5 0 5
    1937 6 0 6
    1953 6 0 6
    1955 8 0 8
    1956 5 0 5
    1958 5 0 5
    1959 5 0 5
    1960 7 0 7
    1961 8 0 8
    1963 9 0 9
    1964 14 0 14
    1965 5 0 5
    1966 9 0 9
    1967 6 0 6
    1968 11 0 11
    1969 9 0 9
    1971 7 0 7
    1976 5 0 5
    1977 8 0 8
    1979 8 0 8
    1980 6 0 6
    1981 6 0 6
    1983 10 0 10
    1984 8 0 8
    1986 7 0 7
    1987 8 0 8
    1988 5 0 5
    1989 6 0 6
    1990 5 0 5
    1991 14 0 14
    1992 17 0 17
    1993 9 0 9
    1994 21 0 21
    1995 33 0 33
    1996 42 0 42
    1997 46 0 46
    1998 93 0 93
    1999 130 6 124
    2000 203 11 192
    2001 215 6 209
    2002 218 5 213
    2003 307 8 299
    2004 407 8 399
    2005 470 12 458
    2006 601 9 592
    2007 797 14 783
    2008 868 20 848
    2009 941 22 919
    2010 1,103 11 1,092
    2011 1,106 16 1,090
    2012 1,226 11 1,215
    2013 1,470 16 1,454
    2014 1,600 18 1,582
    2015 1,928 26 1,902
    2016 2,317 28 2,289
    2017 2,398 33 2,365

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    Popularity of Finn as a first name

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    Popularity of Finn as a last name

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    Common last names for Finn

    • Hansen
    • Jensen
    • Larsen
    • Nilsen

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Finn U.S.
      White 90.90% 64.26%
      African American 3.80% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.31% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.89% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Finn

    People with the last name Finn are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Finn

    • What name lists does Finn rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Finn? Finn is the 1,733rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Finn was the 1,721st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Finn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,797 babies born with the first name Finn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Finn to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Finn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Finn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Finn is Friday, July 19th, 1878.
    • What year had the most people named Finn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Finn was in 2017 with a total of 2,365 babies. That's a lot of babies named Finn!
    • Random Finn Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Finn ranks 90th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 8 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2010.
    • Weird things about the name Finn: Your name in reverse order is Nnif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fnin. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Finn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,852 people with the last name Finn.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Finn? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Finn as their last name.

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    • Sources:
    • 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).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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