Finnegan - boys name

Finnegan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 56%

Finnegan name meaning:

The name Finnegan is of Irish origin and holds rich historical and mythological significance. It is derived from the Gaelic name Fionnagáin, which is a combination of two words: "Fionn," meaning "fair" or "white," and "gáin," meaning "birth" or "descendant." Therefore, the name Finnegan can be interpreted to mean "fair-haired" or "fair-skinned descendant."

In Irish mythology, Finnegan is also associated with Fionn mac Cumhaill, a legendary hero. Fionn mac Cumhaill was the leader of the ancient warrior band known as the Fianna, renowned for their bravery and wisdom. This connection adds an extra layer of strength and valor to the name Finnegan.

Finnegan is a name that carries a sense of heritage, tradition, and Irish culture. It conveys qualities such as fairness, purity, and a proud lineage. Choosing the name Finnegan for a boy can reflect a desire to honor Irish roots, celebrate mythical heroes, or simply appreciate the charm and unique sound of this ancient name.

Origin: Irish


Related names

Finnegan , Finegan

Other boys names beginning with F


Overall UK ranking: 2125 out of 4789

10 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Finnegan

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