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What does Finian mean?

Finian \f(i)-nian\ as a boys' name. Finian's roots are Irish and Gaelic, and Finian means "white, fair". Finian is a form of Finnian (Irish, Gaelic): anglicized form of Gaelic FinnÚn.


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

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


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

Fionn is the only prominent related form of Finian (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. These names are not regularly used for boys. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Finian and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Finian and related baby names in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fionn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Fintan and Ninian. Like Finian, these names are not frequently used.