Fionnuala Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Fiona:
Derived from the Gaelic fionn (fair, white, clear).
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- Comments and insights on the name Fionnuala: | Edit
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.
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My name is Fionnuala, and I frequently get called Nuala or Finn.
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Fionn, Fiona, Fin, Finnie, Finola, Nola, Nuala, Finn
- Meanings and history of the name Fionnuala: | Edit
An old Irish name from the Gaelic combination "Fionn" (fair) & "Ghuala" (shoulder), thus meaning "fair shouldered".
- Famous real-life people named Fionnuala: | Edit
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: | Edit
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"