Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
big finner World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Common fin back South African Vertebrates Unknown
Common fin whale South African Vertebrates Unknown
Common finback uBio Unknown
Common finback whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Common finwhale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Common rorqual BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, NCBI Taxonomy, South African Vertebrates, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
fin whale Michаel Frаnkis, Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, BibAlex LifeDesk, Conabio, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), MarLIN resource, Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, PlanetScott.com images, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Fin Whale - Atlantic population NatureServe resource Trusted
Fin Whale - Pacific population NatureServe resource Trusted
Fin whale, Common rorqual Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted
Fin-backed whale BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Finback BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, South African Vertebrates, uBio Trusted
finback whale Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Finfish South African Vertebrates, uBio Unknown
Finnback uBio Unknown
Finner BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Finner whale uBio Unknown
Gibbar South African Vertebrates, uBio Unknown
Herring whale BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Razor back World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Razorback BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, South African Vertebrates, uBio Trusted
True fin whale South African Vertebrates Unknown

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
Vinwalvis South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Arabic

Name Sources Status
harcul chaii World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
الحوت المزعنف BibAlex LifeDesk Trusted

Bulgarian

Name Sources Status
finvаl World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Финвал World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Catalan

Name Sources Status
Rorqual comú World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Chinese

Name Sources Status
长须鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Chinese (Simplified)

Name Sources Status
长须鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted

Croatian

Name Sources Status
veliki kit World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Czech

Name Sources Status
kyt myší uBio Unknown
myšok uBio Unknown
Plejtvák mysok uBio Unknown
plejtvák myšok World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
tunolik uBio Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Finhval Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Rorhval uBio Unknown
Silde-Roren World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
gevone vinfisch uBio Unknown
Gevone vinvisch uBio Unknown
Gewone vinvis World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Gewoone vinnvisch uBio Unknown
vinvis World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Vinvisch uBio Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Reider uBio Untrusted
Sillivalas Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Baleine américaine World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Baleine fin IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Baleine à nageoires uBio Unknown
Baleine ãƒâ nageoires IUCN Red List Trusted
Baleinoptãƒâ¨re commune IUCN Red List Trusted
Baleinoptère commune uBio Unknown
Rorqual uBio Unknown
rorqual commum uBio Unknown
rorqual commun IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
vraie baleine South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Vraie baliene uBio Unknown

German

Name Sources Status
Finnfisch South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Finnval uBio Unknown
Finnwal South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Schnabelwal South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Greek

Name Sources Status
pterofálaina World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Πτεροφάλαινα World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Hebrew

Name Sources Status
livyatan matzui World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
לווייתן מצוי World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
לויתן מצוי World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Icelandic

Name Sources Status
Finnhvaler World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Furehvaler World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Hunfubacks uBio Unknown
hunfubaks World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Langreydur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Seldreki uBio Unknown
Sildrek World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
sildreki World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Indonesian

Name Sources Status
Paus Sirip World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Italian

Name Sources Status
balenottera comune Renato Agazzi, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
balenottera fisallo World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Balenottero comune uBio Unknown
Capidolio uBio Unknown
rorqual comune World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
rorquallo World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Rorqualo World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Japanese

Name Sources Status
nagasu kujira World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Nagasu-kujira Unknown, uBio Trusted

Kalaallisut

Name Sources Status
Keporkarnak World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Tunnolik World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Kanuri

Name Sources Status
Vapakylichan uBio Unknown

Korean

Name Sources Status
cham-gorae World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Lithuanian

Name Sources Status
Finvalas World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Malagasy

Name Sources Status
trozona amam-bombo World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Maltese

Name Sources Status
baliena mbacca World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Finefisk World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Finhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Finnhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Finqval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Loddehval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
roren World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Sildehval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sildrör World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Stor-hval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Tue-qual uBio Unknown

Norwegian Bokmål

Name Sources Status
Finnhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian Nynorsk

Name Sources Status
finnkval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Polish

Name Sources Status
finwal World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Baleia comum uBio Unknown
Baleia-comum Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
baleia-fina World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
Finval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Nastoiashchii polosatik uBio Unknown
nastoiashchiy polosatik World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Obyknovennyi polosatik World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Seldianoi kit uBio Unknown
Seldianoi polosatik World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
сельдяной кит World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
финвал World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Slovenian

Name Sources Status
Brazdasti kit World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Ballena aleta IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Ballena boba IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Ballena de aleta Conabio, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
ballena fin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
ballena fisalus World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
kila World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
rorcual commun uBio Unknown
Rorcual comãƒâºn IUCN Red List Trusted
Rorcual común Conabio, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
rorcual de aleta World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Finnfisk World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Rörval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sillhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sillval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Fin balinasi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
fin balinası World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
uzun balina World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Фінвал World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Welsh

Name Sources Status
morfil asgellog llwyd World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

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