Finley - Meaning of Finley
[ 2 syll. fi-nley, fin-l-ey ] The baby girl name Finley is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is more popular. It is pronounced FIHNLiy- †. Finley's language of origin is Irish. The meaning of Finley is 'fair-haired hero'. Forms of Finley include the names Findlay, Findley, Finlea, Finlee, Finn, Finnlea, and Finnley. Another form of the name is the shortening Fin.
Finley is a rather popular baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 2000s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. At the recent peak of its usage in 2012, 0.047% of baby girls were named Finley. It was #349 in rank then. Out of all girl names in its family, Finley was the most commonly used in 2012. Although Finley is used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period prior to 1917 that it was more popular with boys. After 2005, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. In 2011, 82% more baby girls than boys were given the name Finley.
Baby names that sound like Finley include Finlea, Finlee, Fanuel, Fenelle, Fennelle, Finelle, Finnlea, Finnley, Fenella, Fennall, Fennella, Finella, Finnal, Finnalle, Finola, Fionnaghuala, Fionnuala, Fionnula, Fynella, and Finelia.
† English pronunciation for Finley: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"