Finley name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old Irish
Usage: English and Irish
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Finley fin-lee
Meaning: Sunbeam, Fair-haired Courageous One, Blond Warrior / Hero, White and Fair-Haired Hero
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What does Finley mean?

Outstanding and Ceaseless Finley came from Old Irish is used in Irish and English, meaning of Finley is "Sunbeam, Fair-haired Courageous One, White Champion, White or Fair-Haired Hero" is used as a gender-neutral name.

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How do I pronounce Finley?

Two syllabled Finley is pronounced as fin-lee.

Variants of Finley

Fynley, Fynnley

Nicknames for Finley

Popular nicknames for the child named Finley include:

Names that rhyme with Finley

How popular is the name Finley?

Finley is a popular in United States where over 25527 new-borns have been given the name since 1880. When at its peak in 2017, the moniker grabbed the 159th spot and 1859 baby girls were given the name.

In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 500 baby names 16 times Also, Finley was a popular name in England and Wales. Over 30109 babies have been given the moniker in 44 years.

When at its peak in 2018, 2248 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 30th position. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 44 years but still dominating the charts.

In addition to that, the name has been in the top 50 baby names 12 times

Finley is a unique baby name in Netherlands, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 500 names.

Recently in 2019, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 425 on boy names chart when 37 babies were named Finley. Over 136 people have been named Finley in Netherlands. Finley is an uncommon baby name in Ireland where it has been in use since 2005 and peaked in 2019 when it ranked 244th.

Over 135 babies in Ireland have been named Finley. It also recently appeared in France baby boy names chart. In Switzerland, it has been in use since 1999 and achieved its top ranking of 631 in 2013.

Finley is a common name in China while somewhat familiar name in Kenya and Malawi. At least, 50000 people globally have carried Finley as their given name according to our research.

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Finley in Nordic countries

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Numerological aspects of Finley

Over-thinking kills. This is your motto. Your days of pretending to be Mother Theresa are over. Now it's time you take care of that hole inside your heart. You lack adventure. Expression number 8 reveals your predispositions for great success in every field in life. You are pretty, smart and charismatic, you still doubt yourself. You are dominant and leadership comes out naturally for you. You are an easy-going person who gets along with everyone.

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  •  Ardith - Ardith's meaning is Blooming Meadow, Combination of Ara or Judith or Good War is used largely in English and a unisex name is originated from Hebrew
  •  Taryn - Prevailing unisex name Taryn is primarily used in English and Hindi, meaning of Taryn is "Land of Owen or Combination of Tara or Erin" is originated from English and Old French
  •  Salvador - Well-Liked and Ever lasting unisex name Salvador means "Savior, The Saviour or Redeemer" and of Latin origin is predominantly used in Spanish and Hindi

Sibling Names for Finley

If you're leaning towards naming your new bundle of joy "Finley," you may be searching for a sibling name that pairs well. Here are some names to consider, each with their own unique style and charm, to help you find the perfect match for your growing family.

Names for Finley's sister

Brother for Finley

Famous people named Finley

  • Finley Hamilton, United States Representative from Kentucky
  • Finley Peter Dunne, American humorist and writer from Chicago
  • Finley Quaye, Scottish musician
  • Finley, Italian rock band formed in Legnano in 2002


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Office fédéral de la statistique,
  6. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  7. Births Deaths And Marriages Victoria,
  8. Queensland Government - Open Data Portal,
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