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What does Finan mean?

Finan Pronunciation of Finan [fi-nan] as a boys' name means "white, fair". Finan is a version of Finnian (Irish, Gaelic): anglicized version of Gaelic FinnÚn.

Associated with: white.


Finan has 8 variants: Fiinean, Finenn, Finian, Finnen, Fionan, Fionnan, Phinean and Phinian.

2 more different relations via Finnian: Finna and Fionn.

Creative forms:
(male) Fanan, Fennan, ..

(female) Finel, Firen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Finan Ishmael (F.I.), ..

How popular is Finan?

Finan is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#13400 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Finnian (#1142 from recent data) and Fionn are the popular related forms of Finan (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Finan is at its most widespread today (average #1571). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Finnian in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adnan, Aidan, Aitan, Annan, Arnan, Cian, Conan, Dilan, Ednan, Eian, Eidan, Eilan, Eitan, Ernan, Eunan, Fagan, Fegan, Felan, Fenn, Fernan, Fidal, Filian, Fillan, Fin, Finbar, Fineas, Finegan, Fingal, Finlay, Finn, Fintan, Fiontan, Flinn, Fran, Frean, Fynn, Gian, Hanan, Janan, Jian, Jivan, Kenan, Kian, Kiean, Kienan, Kiran, Milan, Ninian, Nisan, Rian, Ronan, Tienan and Tynan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Finan.

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