Meaning and name origin
Fintan \f(i)-ntan, fin-tan\ as a boy's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Fintan is "white fire". Anglicized form of the traditional Irish name Fiontan, derived from "finn" and "tine". Saint Fintan was an Irish abbot, whose monastery existed at a remarkable level of austerity. Fintan himself lived only on bread and water.
Fintan is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Fintan for boys (2014 statistics).