Ninian Name Meaning & Origin

Ninian

Pronunciation: n/a

Related Names:

Nyniaw

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Meanings and history of the name Ninian

This is probably a Latinized form of the Celtic name Nyniaw (also variously spelled Nynnio, Nynio, Nynyaw, and Nynnyaw).

Famous real-life people named Ninian

Saint Ninian (feast day 16 September) was a medieval Christian bishop who evangelized the Picts in what is now Scotland.
Ninian Edwards (1775–1833) was a U.S. political figure and the governor of Illinois.
Ninian Jamieson Finlay (1858-1936) was a Scottish rugby player.
Sir John Ninian Comper (1864–1960) was a Scottish architect.
Sir Ninian Martin Stephen (1923- ) was the 20th Governor-General of Australia and a Justice in the High Court of Australia.

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