Fionn Name Meaning & Origin

Fionn

Pronunciation: FEE-ən, FIN (key)

Origin of the name Finn:

Popular Anglicized form of the Irish Fionn (fair, white, clear). The name was borne by the legendary Finn MacCool, the father of the famous poet Ossian and the supposed builder of the Giants' Causeway of the Antrium coast. Finn MacCool is the popular subject of many Irish legends and stories, which portray him as both a giant and a man of normal stature. His Gaelic name is Gionn MacCumhal.

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Means "fair-headed." Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend), a central character in Irish folklore and mythology lead the warrior band, the Fianna (read the legend). Fionn was not only incredibly strong but he was also extremely brave, handsome, generous and wise, a wisdom he aquired by touching the "Salmon of Knowledge" (read the legend) and then sucking his thumb.
The name is popular in Ireland with both spellings Fionn and Finn. (source = http://www.babynamesofireland.com/pages/boy-names-d-f.html)

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Fionn Regan, Irish folk/punk/rockabilly singer-songwriter
Fionn Whitehead, British Actor known for Christopher Nolan's film Dunkirk

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