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Meaning and name origin

Fiona \fi(o)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced fee-OWN-ah. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Fiona is "white, fair". Latinate form of the Gaelic word "fionn". First used by James Macpherson (18th century), author of the Ossianic poems. It was later used by English author William Sharp under the pen-name Fiona Macleod for his romantic novels in the early 20th century. American musician Fiona Apple.


Fiona has 7 variant forms: Fee, Ffion, Ffiona, Ffyona, Fione, Fionna and Fyona.

For more information, see also the related girl name Fiora.


Fiona is a very popular first name for females (#1927 out of 4276, Top 45%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Fiona for girls. Fiona reached its highest rank of #197 in the U.S. in 2013. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fiona name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fiona outside U.S.

Similar Names

Fiona is also pronounced similarly to Faina, Fauna, Fawna and Fina. Other suggested similar baby names are Diona, Fima, Kiona, Riona, Tiona and Viona. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fiona.