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Fintan 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 has 2 variant forms: Fionntan and Fiontan.
Fintan is also pronounced similarly to Fenton and Fontane. Other suggested similar baby names are Finan, Finian and Fontana.
Popularity of Fintan
Fintan is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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