The names of each finger on the human hand are the thumb, index finger, middle finger, ring finger, and pinky. Their names are derived from different cultures, languages, and settings – mainly Latin, Dutch, Ancient Egypt, and from medical terminology.
|Finger (#)||Regular name||Medical name (Latin)|
|2||Index finger (also known as pointer finger, fore finger)||Digitus Secundus Manus|
|3||Middle finger||Digitus Me’dius|
|4||Ring finger||Digitus Annula’ris|
|5||Pinky (also known as baby finger)||Digitus Mi’nimus Ma’nus|
Finger bone segments
The finger bone segments (the scientific name for the finger bones is carpals) are named phalanges:
- Tip segment: Distal phalanx.
- Middle segment: Middle phalanx.
- Bottom segment: Proximal phalanx