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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Finn
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Finn in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Finn:
Records indicate that 8,227 boys in the United States have been named Finn since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,205 people in the U.S. were given the name Finn. Those people are now 4 years old.
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Comments about the name Finn
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16 Positive Comments
"We named our son who was born in 2010, Finn. People love it and always compliment us on the choice of name. People over 60 do not like this name and they look confused when we tell them the name." Jun. 13, 2016:
"Love this name!! I always thought it was so cute and wouldn't sound too weird when the boy gets older, it will suit him at any age of his life. I'm naming my first born son this no matter what!" Oct. 6, 2014:
"We are naming our son Finn :0) Love that I've ever only heard of 2 in this area and they are older, 6/7 years old, so hopefully he won't be one of five in school. People do side eye me and continuously make other name suggestions when I tell them the name, but its the only one hubby and I agree on!" Feb. 13, 2014:
"I named my little terrier Finn Seamus McCool back in 2003 before it became popular. Loved the name when i first heard it in the Irish film "Waking Ned Devine". The name and the doggie are ADORABLE!" Apr. 21, 2013:
"love it but were going to call our 3rd baby boy Flynn =)" May. 30, 2011:
"my son's middle name is Finn but we call him that instead of his first name =P he goes by his first name in school but everybody else calls him Finn. it's not too common which i love." Aug. 11, 2010:
"My 2nd son's name will be Fionn...It is taken from the Gaeilge
spelling of my maiden name Finlan(d)...O'Fionnalain. I love this name!" Jan. 20, 2010:
"we are naming our son Finn, but we need a middle name." Jan. 15, 2010:
"I am pregnant now. My maiden name is Finn. If we have a boy, his name will be Finn." Jan. 6, 2010:
"Our son is named Finn and we receive many compliments on his name (though be warned, when you call people from the hospital to tell them it's a boy and his name is Finn, they will no know what you're saying since it is less common!)" Nov. 21, 2009:
"We named our son Finn but alot of people confused it with Flynn. We love the name because it can suit him at any age of his life." May. 8, 2009:
"I'm due in September, if it's a boy it'll be Finn." Apr. 26, 2009:
"I love this name ~ such a proud name! It's uncommon and yet a legend. I don't care what it takes, my first baby boy is going to be Finn (or Fionn) whether my hubby likes it or not! *L*" Sep. 25, 2008:
"If we have a boy, he will be called Finn - though after the sailboat made by a Swedish designer." Jun. 22, 2007:
"we have named our little baby boy, born June 3rd 2006, Finn. Really love the name." Feb. 22, 2007:
"mi hrse is called finnagen but i call him finn for short n evryone finks itz sweet!!" Jan. 24, 2006:
1 Negative Comment
"it's also short for Phinnaeus. How old fashioned is that? Finn sounds like the guy is from Finland." Mar. 9, 2007:
6 Neutral Comments
"Our daughter is named Finn. We got it from Winona Rider's character in "How to Make an American Quilt."
I am curious if my girl Finn is the only one..." Mar. 4, 2015:
"We thought of using this name for our son, but it's become WAY too common. It's currently the #1 searched name on nameberry, for example. Wish it wasn't so popular, it's a great name!" Nov. 21, 2010:
"Ny second sons name is fynn, we had it chosen before we even knew we were having a boy! That was the only name we agreed on, our first son's name is maxx and i have a thing for four letter names but just worked that they bith have have four letter names and both have double letters too.... If we have a third its going to make it hard to find another one to go with the trend" Oct. 20, 2010:
"My name is Guillermo Finn, im from in argentina. My granfather was born in Denmark and then he went to Argentina. Here the name is very strange, but im love it and maybe for that." Jun. 6, 2009:
"Finn is a family name for us, so we love it for a special reason. We are a little afraid it will get trendy, but what can we do? It's a great name." Sep. 21, 2008:
"we have a 2 yr old finn and we love the name and get great reactions to it wherever we go. it means blonde one and he is a tow-head, so its a perfect fit!" Jul. 9, 2007:
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