Meaning: “Finnish eagle.”
The name is a modern form of the Old Norse male name, Arnfinnr, which is composed of the elements, arn (eagle) and finn (Finn; Sami). In ancient Nordic culture, the people Finnic people were believed to possess magical powers, due to their shamanic associations. Hence, the finn element of a name was believed to bring luck and protection to the bearer.
As of 2010, Annfinn was the 8th most popular male name in the Faroe Islands.
Other forms of the name include:
- Annfinn (Danish/Faroese/Norwegian)
- Arnfinn (Danish/Norwegian/Swedish)
- Arnfinnur (Icelandic)
- Amfinn (Norwegian)
- Arfinn (Norwegian)
- Årfinn (Norwegian)
- Arnfinnr (Old Norse)
Feminine forms include the Icelandic, Arnfinna and the Norwegian, Anfine.