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Origin and popularity of the name FINN


Finn : 1: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Finn ‘descendant of Fionn’ a byname meaning ‘white’ or ‘fair-haired’; it is often found Anglicized as White. This name is borne by several families in the west of Ireland.2: English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Fin(n) (Old Norse Finnr Fin originally ‘Finn’) used both as a byname and as a short form of various compound names with this first element.3: English (Kent of Norman origin): variant of Finnis a habitational name from Fiennes Pas-de-Calais France. See Fines 3.4: German: ethnic name for someone from Finland.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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