Flynn is a surname of Irish origin it is an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Floinn "descendant of Flann", a byname meaning "red(dish)", "ruddy". The name originated in the landlocked county of Laois in the mid-1300s by a large farming family. The name was almost wiped out from both plague and famine, although still lives on today throughout the world by many. Other spelling variations of the surname include O'Flynn.

Famous quotes containing the word flynn:

    [When asked by the judge, after her first arrest, at age 15: “Do you expect to convert people to socialism by talking on Broadway?”:] Indeed I do.
    —Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890–1964)

    My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
    —Errol Flynn (1909–1959)