Fingal Name Meaning & Origin
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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Derived from the old Gaelic Fionn Gall, meaning 'fair stranger', used to denote Norwegian and Icelandic Vikings.
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