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Meaning & History

Means "white warrior", derived from Old Irish finn "white, fair" and láech "warrior". An earlier form was Findláech — this was the name of the father of the 11th-century Scottish king Macbeth.

Related Names

VariantsFindlay, Finlay
Other Languages & CulturesFinlay, Finley, Finnley(English) Findláech(Medieval Scottish)
Surname DescendantsFindlay, Finlay, Finley, Kinley, McKinley(Scottish) MacFhionnlaigh(Scottish Gaelic)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022