"white fire or white bull"

Fintan Origin and Meaning

The name Fintan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "white fire or white bull".

Fintan is an ancient Irish saints' name that in legend is also the name of the only person to survive The Flood. Popular in modern Ireland, Fintan is ripe for export to the US where it is rarely used but could make an excellent long form for the stylish Finn.

# 901 on Nameberry

Fintan Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Fintan Popularity

Famous People Named Fintan

  • Saint Fintán of Taghmon7th century Irish abbot
  • Saint Fintan of Clonenagh6th century Irish abbot
  • Fintan O'TooleIrish journalist and critic
  • Fintan ConnollyIrish film director
  • Fintan CooganIrish TD
  • Fintan RyanIrish TV writer
  • (Seán) Dermot Fintan O'LearyBritish television and radio presenter

Fintan in Pop Culture

  • Fintan mac Bóchra the WiseIrish mythological seer who accompanied Noah's granddaughter Cessair to Ireland before the flood
  • Meaning: "Little fair one."