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Finn is generally regarded as a masculine given name. The name has several origins. In some cases it is derived from the Old Norse personal name and byname Finnr,[1] meaning "Lapp" or "Finn".[2] In some cases the Old Norse name was a short form of other names composed with this element. In other cases, the name Finn is derived from Irish, meaning "white" or "fair". In the later case, the name is an earlier Irish variant of Fionn.[1]

It is also occasionally a female given name, although this is less common.

People with the given name include:


  1. ^ a b Hanks, P; Hardcastle, K; Hodges, F (2006) [1990]. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1.
  2. ^ Coleman, NL; Veka, O (2010). A Handbook of Scandinavian Names. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-299-24834-5 – via Google Books.