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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Finney

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Alt. Meaning

F is for future, always looking ahead.

I is for innovator, always improving

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

N is for noteworthy, just like your achievements

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

Notable Persons With the Last Name Finney

Albert Finney is an actor. He was most prominent from 1958 to present. Albert was born on May 9th, 1936 in Charlestown, Pendleton, England.


Charles Grandison Finney was a President of Oberlin College. Charles was born on August 29th, 1792 in Warren, Connecticut. He left this life on August 16th, 1875.


Sir Thomas Finney was a soccer player for the Preston North End F.C., Lisburn Distillery F.C., and England national football team. Thomas was born on April 5th, 1922 in Preston, Lancashire, England. He passed away on February 14th, 2014.


Karen was born in Virginia.


Walter Braden Finney was a noir fiction, science fiction, thriller (genre), and comedy novelist and short story. He was most prominent from 1946 to 1995. Walter was born on October 2nd, 1911 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. He passed away on November 14th, 1995.


Hal was given the name Harold Thomas Finney II on May 4th, 1956 in Coalinga, California. He breathed his last breath on August 28th, 2014.


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Popularity of Finney as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Finney U.S.
  White 70.41% 64.26%
  African American 23.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Finney

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

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Fun Facts about the name Finney

  • How Popular is the name Finney? As a last name Finney was the 2,139th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Finney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Finney is Wednesday, March 26th, 1873.
  • How unique is the name Finney? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Finney. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Finney: Your name in reverse order is Yennif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fiyenn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Finney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,939 people with the last name Finney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Finney? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Finney as their last name.

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