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

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.

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