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Gender: Male Meaning of Finbar: "fair-haired" Origin of Finbar: Irish

The name Finbar is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "fair-haired". Finbar and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

This is an ancient saints' name well used in Ireland but a rarity here and unlikely to ever reach the popularity of other Finn-ish names. St. Finbarr (the more common spelling) is the patron saint of Cork and in Irish folklore, Finbarr was king of the fairies.

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Famous People Named Finbar

(Edward) Finbar Wright, Irish folk singer
Finbar Furey, Irish folk musician of The Fureys
Finbar Lynch, Irish actor

Pop Culture References for the name Finbar

Finbar "Barry" McMullen, main character in the film "The Brothers McMullen," played by Edward Burns
Franklin "Mouse" Finbar, Jumanji (2017)

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EW314 Says:


This is probably my favourite Fin- name; it feels a lot more distinctive than Finley, less surnamey than Finnegan, and less cutesy than Finlo. Nickname Finn is an obvious bonus if you like it, but if not then Finbar is certainly short enough to stand on its own.