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Gender: M Meaning of Fingal: "fair stranger" Origin of Fingal: Gaelic

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Originally a nickname for Viking invaders, it gained fresh impetus in the 18th century when James Macpherson made Fingal the central character in his Ossianic poems. An offbeat addition to the Fin- family of names.

Famous People Named Fingal

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, 1854–1900, Irish writer and poet

Pop Culture References for the Name Fingal

An area in the east of Ireland.