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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 Flinn

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Alt. Meaning

F is for finesse, an enviable trait.

L is for love, everlasting.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

N is for narrator, tell many stories

Notable Persons With the Last Name Flinn

Alex Flinn is a fantasy, romance novel, and fiction novelist. She was most active from 2001 to present. Alex was born on October 23rd, 1966 in Glen Cove, New York, United States. Alex is also known as Flinn and Alexandra (full name).


Michael was born in 1917. He breathed his last breath in 1983.


Kathleen Flinn is a writer. Kathleen was born on June 1st, 1967 in Davison, Michigan, USA.


William Flinn was a Chairman of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania. He was most prominent from 1912 to 1912. William was born on May 26th, 1851 in Manchester. William is also known as Flinn and William. He left this life on February 19th, 1924.


Thomas Flinn is a military person.


Anthony was born in 1980.


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Popularity of Flinn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Flinn U.S.
  White 93.49% 64.26%
  African American 2.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Flinn

People with the last name Flinn are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Flinn

  • How Popular is the name Flinn? As a last name Flinn was the 6,357th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Flinn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Flinn is Wednesday, April 27th, 1892.
  • How unique is the name Flinn? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Flinn. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Flinn: Your name in reverse order is Nnilf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lnnfi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Flinn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,359 people with the last name Flinn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Flinn? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Flinn as their last name.

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