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What does Finian mean?

Finian Pronunciation of Finian [fin-ian] as a boys' name means "white, fair". Finian is an alternate form of Finnian (Irish, Gaelic): anglicized variant of Gaelic FinnÚn.

Associated with: white.


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

2 more alternative forms via Finnian: Finna and Fionn.

Creative forms:
(male) Fiian, Firian, ..

(female) Finia, Finvia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Finian Torin (F.T.), ..

How popular is Finian?

Finian is an uncommon given name for men. Finian is an equivalently rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Finnian (#1142 last year) and Fionn are the prominent related forms of Finian (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Finian was at its most widespread in 2015 (median #1571). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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 Abrian, Adnan, Aitan, Ardian, Arnan, Bivian, Cannan, Ciaran, Conlan, Darian, Davian, Denman, Dorian, Edrian, Eian, Eilian, Einion, Eirian, Ernan, Eunan, Evian, Fabian, Fabiano, Faelan, Farin, Favian, Fenix, Ferran, Filian, Filip, Fillan, Fin, Finbar, Fineas, Finegan, Fingal, Fingall (see Fingal), Finlay, Finlie, Finn, Finnbar, Fintan, Fiontan, Flainn (see Flann), Flin, Fran, Frean, Fynn, Gentian, Gilean, Gilian, Gillian, Gilman, Giovan, Girvan, Hannan, Jian, Jorian, Julian, Jurian, Kennan, Kian, Kienan, Kilian, Kirwan, Landan, Midian, Ninian, Nisan, Quintan, Stian, Tienan, Tilman, Vivian and Vyvian. These names tend to be more frequently used than Finian.

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