Fair-haired hero





Alt. Spellings


Traits associated with the name Finley:

Dogs named Finley tend to be loving, good-natured, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Finley?

Naming your dog Finley suggests that you have a fondness for traditional, classic names. It also suggests that you have a strong sense of loyalty and commitment, as Finley is a name that is often associated with loyalty and faithfulness.

Is Finley a good dog name?

Finley has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Finley isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Finley is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Finley was, in the past month, the 233rd most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Finley is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Finley was viewed 0 times, and liked 4 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Finley's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Finley is most adored in Massachusetts, Illinois and District of Columbia.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Nevada, Indiana and Idaho.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Finley.

Most popular breeds named Finley:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Jack Russell Terrier
  3. West Highland White Terrier
  4. Maltese
  5. Poodle

Finley is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Irish origin, meaning "fair-haired hero", evokes playful charm and adorability.

scottish dog names

Derived from Scottish Gaelic, meaning "fair-haired hero".

irish dog names

Derived from Irish, meaning fair-haired hero.

old fashioned dog names

Originating from Celtic roots, this moniker harks back to yesteryears' canine companions.

preppy dog names

Evokes Ivy League charm, echoing classic surnames turned first names trend.

hipster dog names

Unconventional, Irish origins, and popular among craft beer-loving, vinyl-collecting millennials.

Dog names like Finley:

Clear, fair or white
Free or truthful; from France.
From the fern-covered clearing
Noble, Exalted
covering with fine light hairs
Finley dog name meaning

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Hari (England, United Kingdom)
Just named my brother Finley We are Dachshunds
January 16, 2022

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