Name: Finn

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    A modern Norwegian or Swedish derivative of the Old Norse name Finnr which meant “person from Finland". Finn is also the Anglicized form of the ancient Irish Fionn, which means “white, fair”.

    Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott's youngest son, Finn Davey, was born in August, 2012. Actor Owen Wilson and his personal trainer Caroline Lindqvist named their son Finn Lindqvist in 2014.

    As a surname, it is borne by Huckleberry Finn, a character in Mark Twain's novels.

    Finn often serves as a nickname for any name beginning with "fin", such as Finbarr, Finnian, Finneaus, Finley or Fintan.

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