Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. FIN(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Old Irish form of Fionn, as well as the usual Anglicized spelling (with the Irish hero's name Anglicized as Finn McCool). As a surname it is borne by Huckleberry Finn, a character in Mark Twain's novels.

Related Names

VariantsFionn, Fion(Irish Mythology) Finnén(Old Irish) Fionn(Irish) Fynn(German)
DiminutiveFinnán(Old Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesGwenneg, Winoc(Breton) Gwyn, Wyn, Gwynn, Wynn, Wynne(Welsh) Gwyn(Welsh Mythology)
Same SpellingFinn 2


People think this name is

youthful   informal   natural   wholesome   strong   strange   simple   nerdy  


Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from
Entry updated June 9, 2023