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What does Fionan mean?

Fionan Pronunciation of Fionan [fio-nan] as a name for boys means "white, fair". Fionan is an alternate spelling of Finnian (Irish, Gaelic): anglicized variant of Gaelic FinnÚn.

Associated with: white.


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

2 more relations via Finnian: Finna and Fionn.

Creative forms:
(male) Fanan, Fioian, ..

(female) Fiofan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fionan Dustin (F.D.), ..

How popular is Fionan?

Fionan is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Fionan is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Fionan (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Finnian (#1142 in 2015) and Fionn. Other forms, like Fiinean, are uncommon. These relations of Fionan were favored today (average #1571). (2015 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

Recommended names are Adnan, Aidan, Cannan, Caolan, Chanan, Cian, Ciaran, Colan, Conan, Conlan, Cronan, Dolan, Dowan, Eilan, Eilean, Eilian, Eitan, Eunan, Fabian, Fabyan, Faelan, Faolan, Fegan, Felan, Fernan, Fidal, Filian, Fillan, Fingal, Finlay, Finn, Finnegan, Fintan, Fionntan, Fiontan, Flannan, Flinn, Florian, Fontane, Fran, Freman, Fynn, Gilean, Giovan, Girvan, Goran, Joran, Jovan, Kenan, Kernan, Kian, Kienan, Kiernan, Kilean, Kirwan, Logan, Loman, Milan, Ninian, Nolan, Rian, Roan, Rogan, Roman, Ronan, Rowan, Shanan, Silvan, Sohan, Tannan, Tiarnan, Tienan, Tiernan, Tilman and Zimran. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fionan.

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