Flynn - boys name

Flynn name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Flynn name meaning:

The name Flynn is derived from the Irish surname Ó Floinn, which means "descendant of Flann" or "ruddy complexion." Flann, in turn, is a Gaelic word that refers to a red-haired or fair-haired person.

The name Flynn has a strong and masculine appeal, evoking images of bravery and strength. It carries a sense of Irish heritage and tradition, symbolizing a connection to the land and its history. Additionally, Flynn is often associated with intelligence and wit, as well as a charismatic and charming personality.

Parents who choose the name Flynn for their son may be drawn to its strong and timeless quality, appreciating its historical and cultural significance. It is a name that carries a sense of individuality and uniqueness, while still being familiar and approachable. The name Flynn is a wonderful choice for any boy, embodying characteristics of strength, intelligence, and a connection to Irish heritage.

Origin: Irish

Son of the red-haired man.


Surnames, Unisex names

Related names

Flynn , Flinn

Other boys names beginning with F


Overall UK ranking: 227 out of 4789

223 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (139)

Historical popularity of Flynn

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