Finger

Updated: 04/12/2021 by Computer Hope

Finger may refer to any of the following:

1. Finger is the name of a Linux command line command. See our finger command page for further information.

2. When referring to the human hand, a finger or digit is one of four jointed parts of the hand.

Is a thumb a finger?

Although a thumb is considered to be a digit, most people do not think of a thumb as a finger. In other words, your hand has four fingers and one thumb.

What is the name of the fingers?

If you start from your thumb, the first finger is called the index finger, next is the middle finger, then the ring finger, and then finally the pinky finger.

There can be many different names for each of the fingers. Below are some of the alternative names.

  • Index finger - forefinger, first finger, pointer finger, or trigger finger.
  • Middle finger - second finger, long finger, tall finger, or birdy finger.
  • Ring finger - third finger
  • Pinky finger - fourth finger, little finger, small finger.
Note

The pointer finger term may also describe the mouse pointer that looks like a hand with the pointer finger extended.

Digit, Index, Operating system terms