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What does Fintan mean?

Fintan Pronunciation of Fintan as a boys' 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, white, fire, saint, water


VARIANTS Fionntan, Fiontan



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How popular is Fintan?

Fintan is an uncommon given name for males. Fintan is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Fintan has yet to make it into the list thus far. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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Similar Names

Fintan is pronounced similarly to Fenton, Fontaine, Fontane and Fontayne. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aitan, Eitan, Fiinean (see Finnian), Filian, Fillan, Finan, Finbar, Fineas, Finegan, Finenn, Fingal, Finian, Finlay, Finn, Finna, Finnen, Finnian, Fionan, Fionnan, Fontana, Kentan (see Kenton), Linton, Ninian, Quintan, Vinton and Winton. Like Fintan, these names are not commonly used.

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