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Meaning and name origin

Finbar \f(i)-nbar, fin-bar\ as a boy's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Finbar is "white, fair head". Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Fionnbharr. The name of a fairy king in Irish mythology as well as the name of a bishop, the patron saint of the city of Cork, who kept the Catholic Church alive in Ireland during the seventh and eighth centuries. One tale tells of Saint Finbar crossing the Irish Sea on horse-back. The pet form is Bairre (see Barry), and the Isle of Barra in the Hebrides is said to be named after him.

Finbar has 11 variant forms: Bairre, Barr, Barra, Barry, Finbarr, Finnbar, Finnbarr, Fionbharr, Fionn, Fionnbarr and Fionnbharr.

For more information, see also related boy names Finn and Finnian.


Finbar is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Finbar and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Finn (#234), Fionn and Barry. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Finn, Barry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Finn, Fionn, Barry outside U.S.


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