What does Fiona mean?
Fiona \fi(o)-na\ as a girls' 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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Fiora.
Fiona is a very popular first name for females (#1927 out of 4276, Top 45%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Fiona for girls. Fiona was first listed in 1990 and reached its top rank of #197 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is currently at #204. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Fiona is pronounced similarly to Faina, Fauna, Fawna and Fina. Other recommended similar baby names are Diona, Fima, Kiona, Riona, Tiona and Viona. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fiona.