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What does Finian mean?

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.

Finian has 2 more alternative forms via Finnian: Finna and Fionn.

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

(female) Finia, Finiania, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Finnian (#1366 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 reached its most widespread 3 years ago (median #1647) and has remained as conventional to this day (#1683, 7% less usage). Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Finian and affiliated names. (2014 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.