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

The name Fingal is a boy's name of Irish Gaelic origin meaning "fair stranger". Fingal and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Fingal

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, Irish novelist and playwright
Fingal mac Gofraid, 11th century King of the Isles

Pop Culture References for the name Fingal

"Fingal," poem in the Ossian cycle by James Macpherson and its hero
Fingal, county in Ireland