Five Fingers Name in English

We all know that every human being and most animals have five fingers on each hand together, making ten fingers connected with the palm in hand.

Fingers

In human beings, each finger has its unique name depending on its function and history, like how they have been nomenclate.

Let us have a look at these names of the fingers and their importance in different rituals and languages.

five fingers name in english

Five Fingers Name

  1. Thumb
  2. Index Finger / Pointer Finger
  3. Middle Finger
  4. Ring Finger
  5. Little Finger / Pinky Finger

1. Thumb

The thumb is the thickest finger among all other fingers in a hand. It comes from the old English word ‘tûmon,’ which means thick. 

This finger plays a vital role in our hand that is used to grab/ lift any object. This finger is proportionally connected with our lungs, and by massaging on it smoothly, we can easily control our breathing or normalize our heartbeats.

It is saying that it is connected with the element of fire, and it reflects our personality.

2. Index Finger / Pointer Finger

The Index finger (which is also called with other names like forefinger, first-finger, pointer finger, trigger finger, etc.) is the second finger in a hand. After the thumb, this finger is called the first finger of a hand. 

The word ‘Index’ means ‘Point,’ usually, we use this finger to point on something. This finger is situated between the thumb and the middle finger. This finger is used most with the thumb while doing any kind of work like writing, grabbing, etc. It contains the air element of our body.

3. Middle Finger

The middle finger is called the ‘middle’ because it is present in between the ring finger and the index finger. It is also used to humiliate or irritate someone. 

This finger contains the element of the sky, and massage helps improve the blood circulation system and relieve dizziness.

4. Ring Finger

The fourth finger in a hand is called the ‘ring finger’ and is situated next to the middle finger and before the little finger. It is called the ring finger because the ring is worn on this finger after the marriage or normally.

5. Little Finger / Pinky Finger

The last finger in a hand is called the little finger, baby finger, junior finger, or pinky finger, as it is the smallest finger among other fingers. 

It doesn’t mean with the color pink and this finger. This finger belongs to the water element. It relates to the kidney and the head of the body.

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