The average male hand measures 189 millimetres (7.44 inches) in length. Palm and middle finger account for half of this distance. The average male middle finger measures 95 millimetres (3.72 inches) in length.
The lengths of the other fingers are visibly shorter than the middle finger. Knowing the typical hand width, which is proportional to hand length, is also useful. The average male palm measures 84 millimetres (3.3 inches) in width. The female versions of these average dimensions are typically 90% of the male counterparts, resulting in an average hand length of 172 millimetres (6.77 inches) and an average palm width of 74 millimetres (2.91 inches).