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The usage of this name is mostly second names and hardly first.
-- GIUSEPPINA  6/3/2005
Finley has been widely used as a first name for a long time. I disagree with the user who claims otherwise.
-- Anonymous User  3/21/2006
This is the name of actress Angie Harmon's first daughter. Her full name is Finley Faith Sehorn.
-- celeria  10/7/2005
Finley is the first name of actress Holly Marie Combs' son, Finley Arthur Donoho.
-- sarahbell05  5/3/2006
I prefer this name for a boy and trying to understand why girls are being given this name.
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2006
This is my last name though I think it would be a good name for a girl as well as a boy.
-- Anonymous User  10/2/2007
The fact is it's a nice name. You can't deny, though, that it's uncommon.
-- Anonymous User  11/1/2007
I love this name on a girl. On a boy it sounds too wimpy.
-- darcedarce  3/11/2008
I like this name a lot. This spelling looks nicer than Finlay, and the name is short and simple, and it's mature and sophisticated without being snobby or pretentious. It's got some old-fashioned charm to it as well. The nickname Finn is nice.
-- slight night shiver  4/22/2008
Finley is the name of one of Lisa Marie Presley's newborn twin daughters (born in 2008.)
-- Anonymous User  10/24/2008
I don't understand how this can be a first name. Why is it that surnames suddenly become popular and used as given names? It's not even that appealing, anyways. It either reminds me of a snobbish rich kid or the wimpiest midget you could possibly think of.
-- GunsnRoses8794  11/27/2008
The last comment is incorrect. Finlay was originally a first name. The surname comes from the first name.
-- Anonymous User  12/9/2008
I love this name! This is my best friend's name, and he's not wimpy, a rich kid, or stuck up. Fin is the perfect nickname for this name, as well. I can't think of any reasons not to like this name.
-- blcc_2009  12/21/2008
As of 2008, this name was more commonly given to girls.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2010
This name is really cool. I like it and the nickname Finn.
-- Chrila96  11/20/2010
Finley was the first name of my great (x 5) grandfather, born in 1750 in Scotland. He was a sea captain. I named my son in honor of him. I hardly think it is a wimpy or feminine name, and was certainly a first name before it became a surname.
-- rowannrose  3/5/2012
There must be an error in the server.
This is definitely a males' name. Not remotely feminine or unisex

Americans: stop giving your daughters such masculine names!
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2014
Better suited as a masculine name. I see nothing feminine in this name.
-- Missy  9/7/2014
I don't like this name on a girl at all. Please, please do not name your daughter Finley.
-- Anonymous User  1/22/2015
I personally love this name and I'd name my daughter this in a heartbeat. And since most of the comments are on the topic of "this name is too masculine to be feminine", to me, names don't have a gender or race. It's all just up to our opinions. If you want to name your daughter Daniel or your son Sally, you go right ahead. If you're white and want to name your kid Sachiko or if you're Japanese and want to name your kid Juan then go for it! Don't go around telling people what they should or shouldn't do with their children's names! Also, don't start up something like "If you name your kid that, they'll surely get bullied on the school yard!" Honestly, why should they have to stop their dream of naming their beautiful baby their favorite name when we should be teaching our children to not bully? I'm pretty sure an uncommon name never hurt anybody, but bullying can really sting!
-- AshlynnNicole  2/1/2015
It's ok if you name your daughter Finley. Go ahead, I'm not you! Personally, I think Finley is a masculine name. It just sounds like a boy name! But it is true how a lot of masculine names are becoming more common for girls (such as Riley, Taylor, Ariel). Even Lynn and Evelyn were once considered masculine!
You know how you said about naming daughters Daniel and sons Sally? Ehhh, out of hand. If you like the name Daniel so much, why don't you name your girl Danielle or Daniela? Many names have masculine/feminine forms of each other.
-- SH2237  6/9/2015
Naming your daughter Finley is the equivalent to naming her Stanley. Definitely a boy's name.
-- twlightblack11  5/24/2015
Finley is definitely a boys name. Not my opinion, but just a straight up fact. You better get it out of your heads real quick that not every name is genderless or contains no racial or religious backgrounds. Otherwise, I'd feel real sorry for you. If you can't understand a little thing called "society" then you better move to someplace where it's completely isolated.

Some names are in fact tied to a certain race. Some names are in fact tied to a certain religical background. Some names are tied to a certain location. And believe it or not, some names are tied to a certain gender.
If you can't understand that concept then I don't know what to tell you. If you wish to convey stress onto your child for their name, have at it

Ashlynn Nicole is a dumb fuck. What is she;14?! Or just hit her head a little too hard there? OFCOURSE THERE ARE NAMES THAT HAVE GENDER RULES ATTACHED TO THEM! Why should "Finley" be any different?
-- Anonymous User  5/27/2015
How is Finley being used for girls? American parents are smoking too much weed.
-- Anonymous User  6/11/2015
My name is Finley and I love my name. I am male.
-- Silvernight  2/20/2016
Hey everyone, my name is Finley and yes, I am female! It's Finley Hannah actually and I was born in 1993 way, way, way before the name became popular. My mum always told me the name was in her baby name book under the girl's section and it has Irish origins and means sunbeam. Plus she defends herself saying there was a character on a current tv program at the time and the male lead was called Finlay... spelt with an 'a' not an e so that convinced her the female version must be spelt with an e. However, I must confess I have never met another female called Finley. Shame really, because I love my name. It is so unique for a girl. I am British also.
-- Finley93  4/5/2016
Thank you to Finley93. My sister just had her second child and named her Finley. Her big brother is named Colton. We have Irish and Scottish heritage from 3 generations back, but are Canadian. Her full name is Finley Isabel Ruby Martha. It's long but it's to pay respect to great grandmothers and great great grandmothers.
-- titan83  4/9/2016
I like it, but it sounds a bit plain to my ears. Personally I think this is a much better spelling than Finlay, which reminds my of the word "flay."
-- RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
I love that some people get bent out of shape when others like "Finley" for a girl. I love it because it leaves the critics powerless. To me, it sounds masculine and feminine and I love it for this reason. It reminds me of two things. One: Huckleberry Finn, which inspires boys and girls in a tomboyish way. And two: a "fin" is on the back of a fish, dolphin, shark, whale, etc, and a fin gives direction and guidance to male and female beings. Adding "ly" or "ley" at the end of "fin" attributes a "fin" characteristic to a person (male or female). It's only when you characterize these two parts of the name used together through the tradition of England/Scotland/Wales/Netherlands, that you adopt a limiting attitude to it being only male. That's your loss, not the loss of the baby girl with this name. "Finn" is boyish and tomboyish, as Huckleberry Finn proved when his character inspired both sexes.
-- FinleyFinn  5/26/2016
Finley is pretty much my favorite boy's name of all time. Ever. Period. SOOO not a girl's name.
-- ThatOneAuthorGirl  7/4/2016
I honestly don't understand why people keep thinking this should be a males only name? It sounds pretty gender-neutral to me. It really doesn't make any sense. If I happen to be somewhat "in the wrong", please explain to me why I may be.
-- starbean  7/9/2016
Hate it. One of the most childish names I've ever heard.
-- Luvbug86  8/5/2016
The name is great. So many people love this for my DAUGHTER. Totally a gender neutral name. Anyone who disagrees better get with the progressive nature of names these days. I love it. My friends and family love it. No one who's heard the name has ever said anything wrong about and personally wouldn't care if anyone would. It suits her well. She had a rough beginning to life but fought her way through. And came into this world with fire red hair. She's my "fair haired warrior".
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2016
It's a boys name. It has always been a boys name. You can name your daughter 'Finley' if you like. It's still a boys name.
Finley as a first name is not a new thing. It has always been a first name as well as a surname - like 'Scott, Ross and David.'
Some of the comments on this forum are ridiculous- I'm embarrassed for you.
-- Anonymous User  10/22/2016

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