Finley Meaning and Origin

The name Finley is a unisex name meaning “fair hero” and is of Scottish origin. The name Finley is derived from Gaelic Fionnlagh composed of the elements fionn ‘white’, ‘fair’ and laoch ‘warrior’, ‘hero’. Finley has been a popular name in both Scotland and Ireland for centuries. In the past, it was primarily used as a surname, but it has become increasingly common as a given name in recent years. The name has several variations, including Finnley, Finlay, Findlay, and Finlee. It is often shortened to the nickname “Finn”. Notable people with the given name Finley include American baseball player Chuck Finley, Scottish footballer Finley Robertson, and American author Finley Peter Dunne.

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