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Fiona 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 name Fiora.
Baby names that sound like Fiona are Fina and Viona.
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Popularity of Fiona
Fiona is a very popular first name for women (#1927 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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