Fionnuala Name Meaning & Origin

Fionnuala

Pronunciation: n/a

Origin of the name Fiona:

Derived from the Gaelic fionn (fair, white, clear).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.Buy the book

Related Names:

Fiona

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Fionnuala Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Fionnuala? What are her siblings named?

Name Lists Featuring Fionnuala

Contribute your knowledge to the name Fionnuala

Comments and insights on the name Fionnuala

how is nuala pronounced? the name itself is pronounced finnula, right?

a lovely woman I work with has the name Fionnuala. She is constantly telling people her name is pronounced fa-nu-la but she eventually tells everyone to call her Finn.

Personal experiences with the name Fionnuala

My name is Fionnuala, and I frequently get called Nuala or Finn.

Nicknames for Fionnuala

Fionn, Fiona, Fin, Finnie, Finola, Nola, Nuala, Finn

Meanings and history of the name Fionnuala

An old Irish name from the Gaelic combination "Fionn" (fair) & "Ghuala" (shoulder), thus meaning "fair shouldered".

Famous real-life people named Fionnuala

Fionnula Flanagan, actress
Fionnuala Sweeney, newsreader
Fionnuala Sherry, violinist
Nuala Fennell, Irish politician
Núala Ní Dhómnaill, poetess
Núala Ó'Faoláin, writer

Fionnuala in song, story & screen

Fionnuala was one of the Children of Lír, an old Irish legend about the story of a king's children transformed into swans by their jealous stepmpther.
Nuala Brennan, character in Irish RTÉ soap opera "Glenroe"

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
70
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

71
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

68
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

72
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

65
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

62
No Way
Definitely

Young?

68
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?