Flynn is a surname of Irish descent specifically meaning 'ruddy' or in general reddish. It may refer to:


as a first name

* Flynn Adam Atkins (also known as FLYNN), rapper and member of hip hop group LA Symphony
* Flynn Taggart, a fictional character in the Doom novels

as a surname

* Colin P Flynn, professor at the University of Illinois
* Dan Flynn, Texas politician
* Daniel Flynn, English actor
* Daniel Flynn, New Zealand cricketer
* Daniel J. Flynn, American conservative author
* Edmund James Flynn, lawyer in Canada
* Edward Flynn, (various)
* Errol Flynn, Australian-American movie actor
* Harry Flynn, Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
* Greg Flynn, Australian novelist
* Homer Flynn, Spokesman for The Cryptic Corporation and possible member of avant-garde San Francisco art collective The Residents
* James R. Flynn, intelligence researcher in New Zealand
* Jimmy Flynn, American actor
* Jim Flynn, American country musicsongwriter
* Joe Flynn, American actor
* John Flynn, (various)
* Kevin Flynn, a character in the movie "Tron" played by Jeff Bridges
* Michael Flynn, American Science Fiction author.
* Michael J. Flynn, American scientist and inventor of Flynn's taxonomy
* Mike Flynn, (various)
* Neil Flynn, American actor known for his role on the American TV series "Scrubs"
* Nick Flynn, poet and writer
* Pádraig Flynn, Irish politician between 1977 and 1999
* Patrick Flynn, (various)
* Quinton Flynn, American voice actor
* Raymond Flynn, former mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
* Robert Flynn, guitarist for the Metal band Machine Head
* Vince Flynn American author
* William J. Flynn (1867–1928), director of the Bureau of Investigation from 1919 to 1921
* William Smith Flynn (1885–1966), Governor of Rhode Island from 1923 to 1925


* Flynn's Taxonomy, a system for classifying computer architectures
* The Flynn Effect, the gradual rise in IQ test scores
* "Flynn" (film), a 1996 Australian film
* Flynn, Australian Capital Territory, a suburb in the Canberra district of Belconnen
* The Division of Flynn, an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Queensland
* Flynn Township, Michigan, USA

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  • 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 — surname, from Ir. flann red …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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