Finola - girls name

Finola name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 37%

Finola name meaning:

The name Finola is of Irish origin and has several possible meanings. One common interpretation is that it means "white shoulder" or "fair-shouldered." This could symbolize purity or beauty, as well as strength and grace. Another possible meaning is "fair lady" or "fair-haired," which suggests a connection to a maiden or young woman who is fair in appearance.

In Irish mythology, the name Finola is associated with a famous tale known as "The Children of Lir." In this story, Finola is one of four siblings who are transformed into swans as a punishment by their stepmother. The name Finola is associated with resilience and endurance, as the swans face numerous challenges and trials throughout their time in bird form.

Overall, the name Finola carries a sense of elegance, femininity, and perhaps a touch of enchantment. It is a name that captures the imagination and has deep roots in Irish folklore.

Origin: Irish

White shoulder.

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Overall UK ranking: 3519 out of 5581

6 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Finola

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