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

Finbar Origin and Meaning

The name Finbar is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "fair-haired".

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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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.