Finn

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See also: finn and fínn

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English Finnas (the Sami) (plural), from Old Norse Finnr (a hunter-gatherer), from Proto-Germanic *finnaz (which see for more). Possibly originally meaning a ‘finder’ of food, referring to nomadic hunter-gatherers, particularly the Sami.

Noun[edit]

Finn (plural Finns)

  1. A national of Finland.
  2. A person of ethnic Finnish ancestry, a non-Swedish Finlander.
  3. A member of another Finnic nationality, such as the Volga Finns or Perm Finns.
  4. A male given name from Old Norse.
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Etymology 2[edit]

An Old and Middle Irish form of Fionn.

Proper noun[edit]

Finn (plural Finns)

  1. A male given name from Irish.
  2. A surname.
  3. A river in County Donegal, Ireland, tributary to the Mourne.

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Finnr.

Proper noun[edit]

Finn

  1. a male given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data:25 335 males with the given name Fnn have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

German[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [fɪn]
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Finn

  1. a male given name from Danish, Norwegian, or English Finn

Usage notes[edit]

  • Currently popular in Germany.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Finne.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Finn m (plural Finnen)

  1. Finn (person from Finland)

Norwegian[edit]

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Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Finnr, used since Middle Ages, also as an element in Old Norse compound names.

Proper noun[edit]

Finn

  1. a male given name.

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *finnaz. Compare Old Norse Finnr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Finn m

  1. Sami
  2. (in the plural) Lapland

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