What does the name fling mean?
The name Fling originally appeared in Gaelic as O Floinn, which is derived from the word flann, which means ruddy.
Where does the word fling come from?
1300, to dash, run, rush, probably from or related to Old Norse flengja to flog, which is of uncertain origin, perhaps from Proto-Germanic *flang- (source also of Old Swedish flenga strike, Danish flænge slash, gash), from a nasalized variant of PIE root *plak- (2) to strike. Meaning to throw, cast, hurl is
What does have a fling at someone mean?
: to try (something) without being very serious about it or without worrying about whether or not it will succeed He had a brief fling at starting his own business.