Flynn surname, from Ir. flann "red."

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  • Flynn — is a surname of Irish descent specifically meaning ruddy or in general reddish. It may refer to: People as a first name* Flynn Adam Atkins (also known as FLYNN), rapper and member of hip hop group LA Symphony * Flynn Taggart, a fictional… …   Wikipedia

  • Flynn — Flynn, auch O’Flynn, Flinn oder Lynne, ist ein alter irischer Familienname. Herkunft und Bedeutung Der irische Clan O Flainn war ursprünglich in der Gegend von Munster ansässig. Der Name leitet sich vom Gälischen flann ab und bedeutet so viel wie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Flynn — Flynn, Errol …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Flynn — (Errol) (1909 1959) acteur de cinéma américain: Gentleman Jim (1942) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Flynn —   [flɪn], Errol, amerikanischer Filmschauspieler irischer Herkunft, * Antrim oder (nach eigenen Angaben) Hobart (Tasmanien) 20. 6. 1909, ✝ Los Angeles (Calif.) 14. 10. 1959; Typ des Kämpfers und Liebhabers in Hollywoodfilmen, u. a. »Unter… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Flynn — Flynn, Er|rol (1909 59) a US film actor who is thought of as a typical example of a ↑swashbuckling character (=someone who is brave and strong, and who enjoys adventures, sword fighting etc) . He was known for being sexually attractive, for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Flynn — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Patronyme Le nom de Flynn est porté par plusieurs personnalités (par ordre alphabétique) : Bernadette Flynn : danseuse principale de la troupe 1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Flynn — /flɪn/ (say flin) noun 1. Errol, 1909–59, US actor, born in Australia; usually played the role of a swashbuckling romantic hero. 2. John, 1880–1951, Australian ecclesiastic and missionary; founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. –phrase 3. be …   Australian English dictionary

  • Flynn — This is an anglicized form of the Olde Gaelic O Floinn. The Gaelic prefix O indicates male descendants of , plus the personal byname Floinn from flann meaning ruddy and originally given as a nickname to one having a red(dish) complexion. Several… …   Surnames reference

  • Flynn — noun (in phr. be in like Flynn) informal, chiefly N. Amer. & Austral. act quickly and impetuously; seize an opportunity. Origin 1940s: prob. from the name of the actor Errol Flynn, known for his wild behaviour …   English new terms dictionary

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