Finnian - boys name

Finnian name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 81%

Finnian name meaning:

The name Finnian is of Irish origin and has a rich history and meaning. Derived from the Gaelic name Fionnán, it is a combination of two Gaelic words - "fionn," meaning "fair" or "white," and "án," which is a diminutive suffix indicating "little" or "small." Therefore, Finnian can be translated as "little fair one" or "small blond one."

The name Finnian is often associated with qualities such as purity, innocence, and brightness. It evokes images of a young and spirited individual with fair or golden hair. In Irish folklore, the name Finnian is also closely connected to the legendary hero Finn McCool, who possessed great wisdom and bravery. As such, the name carries a sense of strength and intelligence.

Parents who choose the name Finnian for their son may be drawn to its Celtic origins and the positive attributes it represents. It is a name that carries a sense of charm, grace, and a touch of magic, making it an appealing choice for many.

Origin: Irish

Variant of Finian: Fair.


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Finian , Finnian

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Overall UK ranking: 907 out of 4789

33 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Finnian

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