Fionn - boys name

Fionn name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 87%

Fionn name meaning:

The name Fionn is of Irish origin and holds significant meaning within Celtic folklore and mythology. Derived from the Gaelic word "fionn" meaning "fair" or "white," it is often associated with the legendary figure Fionn mac Cumhaill (also known as Finn McCool). Fionn mac Cumhaill was a mythical warrior and leader of the Fianna, a group of legendary warriors in Irish mythology.

As a name, Fionn embodies qualities of bravery, leadership, and wisdom. It is often seen as a symbol of purity, righteousness, and nobility. Additionally, the color white is often associated with spiritual enlightenment and the pursuit of knowledge.

Choosing the name Fionn for a boy could convey a sense of strength, intelligence, and honor. It evokes a sense of mythical heritage and resonates with Celtic traditions. Parents who choose this name for their son may be seeking to honor their Irish ancestry or simply appreciate the legendary and noble qualities associated with the name Fionn.

Origin: Gaelic

Small blond soldier.

Related names

Fionn , Fionnla

Other boys names beginning with F


Overall UK ranking: 610 out of 4789

61 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (353)

Historical popularity of Fionn

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