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Flynn

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4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Flynn

"Flynn" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Descendant of the red-haired man". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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Anglicized from Irish Ó Floinn, "descendant of Flann (red) " .

  1. A surname​ of Irish origin.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.

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Flynn Robinson is a basketball player for the Cincinnati Royals, San Diego Conquistadors, Indiana Wizards, Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Washington Wizards. He was most active from 1965 to 1978. Flynn was born on April 28th, 1941 in Elgin, Illinois.

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Flynn Saunders is a soap character.

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Flynn Gower is a progressive rock and alternative rock musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar. He has had major accomplishments since 1995. Flynn was born in Sydney.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Flynn

Their military service ended in 2014. Michael was born in Middletown, Rhode Island.

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Errol Flynn was an actor. His ongoing career started in 1932. Errol was given the name Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn on June 20th, 1909 in Battery Point, Tasmania. He died on October 14th, 1959.

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Jerome Flynn is an actor and singer. He has had major accomplishments since 1985. Jerome was born on March 16th, 1963 in Bromley, London, England.

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Johnny Flynn is a musician and actor. Johnny was born on March 14th, 1983 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Johnny is also known as Joe Flynn.

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Neil Flynn is an actor and comedian. He has been prominent since 1982. Neil was given the name Neil Richard Flynn on November 13th, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Gillian Flynn is a fiction, thriller (genre), and mystery fiction writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Gillian was given the name Gillian Schieber Flynn on February 24th, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 5 0 5
1914 5 0 5
1915 5 0 5
1916 9 0 9
1917 5 0 5
1919 7 0 7
1925 5 0 5
1927 6 0 6
1928 5 0 5
1930 5 0 5
1937 8 0 8
1938 7 0 7
1939 8 0 8
1941 13 0 13
1944 5 0 5
1945 8 0 8
1946 12 0 12
1947 8 0 8
1948 5 0 5
1949 9 0 9
1950 11 0 11
1952 9 0 9
1953 8 0 8
1954 8 0 8
1955 15 0 15
1956 7 0 7
1957 15 0 15
1958 13 0 13
1959 10 0 10
1960 14 0 14
1961 13 0 13
1962 11 0 11
1963 14 0 14
1964 23 0 23
1965 14 0 14
1966 8 0 8
1967 15 0 15
1968 11 0 11
1969 14 0 14
1970 13 0 13
1971 11 0 11
1972 15 0 15
1973 10 0 10
1974 8 0 8
1975 13 0 13
1976 6 0 6
1977 12 0 12
1978 8 0 8
1979 20 0 20
1980 17 0 17
1981 12 0 12
1982 19 0 19
1983 13 0 13
1984 15 0 15
1985 16 0 16
1986 18 7 11
1987 18 7 11
1988 11 0 11
1989 13 0 13
1990 14 0 14
1991 15 0 15
1992 16 0 16
1993 16 0 16
1994 17 0 17
1995 20 0 20
1996 28 5 23
1997 28 6 22
1998 29 6 23
1999 46 10 36
2000 58 9 49
2001 51 14 37
2002 63 17 46
2003 84 19 65
2004 81 10 71
2005 82 16 66
2006 71 10 61
2007 77 13 64
2008 91 13 78
2009 90 9 81
2010 96 15 81
2011 226 14 212
2012 361 22 339
2013 393 31 362
2014 411 20 391
2015 382 21 361
2016 396 22 374

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Popularity of Flynn as a first name

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Popularity of Flynn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Flynn U.S.
  White 91.91% 64.26%
  African American 3.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Flynn

People with the last name Flynn are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Flynn

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  • How Popular is the name Flynn? Flynn is the 4,369th most popular name of all time. As a last name Flynn was the 534th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Flynn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,883 babies born with the first name Flynn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Flynn to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Flynn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Flynn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Flynn is Thursday, May 30th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Flynn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Flynn was in 2014 with a total of 391 babies.
  • Random Flynn Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Flynn is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Flynn: Your name in reverse order is Nnylf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fynln. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Flynn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 63,400 people with the last name Flynn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Flynn? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 21 of them will have Flynn 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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