What does Finbar mean?
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.
How popular is Finbar?
Finbar is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Finbar is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Finn (#234 2 years ago), Fionn, Berry and Barry are the prominent related forms of Finbar (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these relations of Finbar was common during the years 1950-1959 (average #721) and is almost as widespread today (#808, ▼31.3%). Barry has historically been picked by parents, although Finn seems to be gaining popularity too, and Barry is now less common. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Finbar and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)