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What does Finbar mean?

Finbar \f(i)-nbar, fin-bar\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

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

For more on this name, see also related boy names Finn and Finnian.

Finbar has 9 more related forms via Barry: Bari, Baris, Barree, Barrey, Barrie, Barrington, Baz, Bazz and Berry.


Popularity

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 a year ago), Fionn, Berry and Barry are the prominent related forms of Finbar (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1950-1959 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Berry and Barry becoming less stylish. Finn (#234) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this compilation. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Finbar and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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