Finlay - boys name

Finlay name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Finlay name meaning:

The name Finlay is derived from the Gaelic name Fionnlagh, which consists of two parts: "fionn" meaning "fair" or "white," and "lagh" meaning "warrior" or "hero." Together, the name Finlay signifies a "fair hero" or a "fair warrior."

People named Finlay often possess qualities associated with bravery, courage, and strength. They are known to be determined individuals, willing to face challenges head-on and overcome obstacles in their path. Finlays are often regarded as leaders, inspiring and motivating those around them. They have a strong sense of justice and fairness, always standing up for what they believe is right.

In addition to these qualities, Finlays are often seen as intelligent and creative individuals. They have a natural curiosity and an innate ability to think outside the box. They are quick learners and have a deep thirst for knowledge. With their strong character and unique blend of traits, boys named Finlay often leave a lasting impression on those they encounter.

Origin: Gaelic

Small blond soldier, fair hero. Famous Bearers: The fictional MacBeth's father.


Unisex names

Related names

Finlay , Findley , Finleigh

Other boys names beginning with F


Overall UK ranking: 180 out of 4789

293 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (6)

Historical popularity of Finlay

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