Finley

Finley - A very unique female name



  May 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Finley, meaning fair-haired hero, appeared on the charts for the first time in 2002 on position #4832. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Finley and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Finley? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Finley. The baby girl name Finley was given to 874 baby girls in 2012, ranking #350 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,617 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Finley peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 350.



Famous with this name

Finley Jacobsen
Margot Finley
Greg Finley


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Finley is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Finley is currently topping the baby name charts in Wyoming at position #89 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #918.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Finley is where you live.


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Finley origin and meaning

Finley is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means fair-haired hero. To see famous people named Finley, pop culture references for the name Finley and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Finley

We've found the following names that sound similar to Finley, sorted by popularity.

Female / Finnley / Faynell / Finlee / Fynlee /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012350
2011363
2010403
2009513
2008651
2007805
2006928
20051005
20041321
20034942
20024832

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wyoming89
Montana110
Iowa127
South Dakota145
Wisconsin181
North Dakota182
Kansas185
Tennessee203
Mississippi218
North Carolina220
Colorado221
Alabama234
Utah255
Oregon261
Idaho265
Washington280
Kentucky280
Georgia298
Indiana321
Oklahoma324
Illinois337
Louisiana352
Maryland354
Minnesota361
Missouri362
Virginia363
Ohio366
Arkansas370
Michigan374
Pennsylvania381
South Carolina397
Texas406
Arizona417
Connecticut417
Florida432
Massachusetts439
California561
New York602
New Jersey918

Even more about Finley


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Finley a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Finley?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Finley
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,617
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 2002
2012 births +874

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