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Emily P. Contributor

Finn is a cute name for boys and girls, but we see it most often with boys.

Finn is especially suitable for Golden Retrievers, cream Labs, and other fair-haired pups. That's because this name comes from the name of a mythical Irish warrior that had fair hair. And what's not to love about Irish folklore?

Finn is one of those dog names that has risen sharply in popularity over the past few years, and we're fully behind it!

Traits associated with the name Finn:

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

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

It suggests that you have an affinity for unique names and may have a fondness for the character Finn from the popular TV show, Adventure Time.

Is Finn a good dog name?

Finn is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Finn is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Finn is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Finn outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Finn was, in the past month, the 291st most viewed dog name on

As of June 2024, Finn 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.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Finn was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Finn is most adored in Minnesota, Hawaii and Maine.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Kentucky, Oregon and Washington.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Finn:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Boxer
  5. Beagle

Finn is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Evokes playful Irish folklore, while also nodding to Adventure Time charm.

irish dog names

Derived from Irish mythology, symbolizes a fair or white warrior.

ocean dog names

Derived from maritime culture, it signifies a sailor or someone who loves the sea.

old fashioned dog names

Hails from ancient Irish lore, popular among canine companions of yesteryears.

scottish dog names

Derived from Fionn, a Gaelic name meaning "white, fair".

nerdy dog names

Adventure Time's protagonist, a math-loving hero, shares this moniker.

playful dog names

The name's association with adventure and mischief from literary character Huckleberry Finn.

Dog names like Finn:

Fair-haired hero
Peaceful ruler; diminutive of Friedrich.
A word short for a chipset, or a splinter. Also the diminutive form of Charles.
Sudden burst of flame or light
The name of a Scottish river; means "the keeper of the keys".
A short fast race; to move quickly.
Finn dog name meaning

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