Finnigan Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Finnegan:
Transferred use of the surname, which is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó Fionnagáin (des-cendant of Fionnagán). Fionnagán is a diminutive form of Fionn (fair): hence, “little fair one.” Var: Finnegan, Finigan. Short: Fin, Finn. Pet: Finny.
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A fun Irish/English name.
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My son's name is Finn. He's very typical Irish--always wants to party and have a good time, but if you get him angry, he'll rage. Of course, it may be the fact that he's only two...
My family's church had a priest called Father Finnegan. He's one of the most wonderful men around and I'm not very religious myself. He's patient and funny, extremely Irish so most of his jokes revolved around the Irish drinking habit. Great with kids and had a friendly Irish setter he'd let wander around during church.
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Seamus Finnigan, character in Harry Potter