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Gender: M Meaning of Finian: "fair" Origin of Finian: Irish

This lilting Irish saint's name shone in neon lights on Broadway for the classical 1947 musical "Finian's Rainbow," later made into a film starring Fred Astaire as Finian McLonergan, and there was also a character on "General Hospital" named Finian O'Toole. With the growing popularity of Finn and Finlay/Finley--and boys' names ending in 'an'--Finian, which can also be spelled Finnian, seems like a sure-fire winner.

One of several early St. Finnians was a noted teacher and scholar.

Famous People Named Finian

Saint Finian Lobhar aka Finian the Leper, 6th century Irish abbot
Finian McGrath, Irish MP
Finian Hanley, Irish Gaelic footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Finian

Finian McLonergan, main character in musical "Finian's Rainbow"
Finian O'Toole, character on American soap "General Hospital"

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