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Finnian meaning and name origin

Finnian \f(in)-nian\ as a boy's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Finnian is "white, fair". Anglicized form of Gaelic FinnÚn, from "finn". The 1968 film "Finian's Rainbow" was Fred Astaire's last musical. Saint Finnian of Clonard (sixth century) was called "The Teacher of Irish Saints" because many students at his school became prominent ecclesiastics.

Finnian has 6 variant forms: Finan, Finian, Fionan, Fionn, Phinean and Phinian.

Popularity of Finnian

Finnian is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Finnian compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Finnian only.

Popularity of name Finnian
Popularity of Finnian