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

Fingal Origin and Meaning

The name Fingal is a boy's name of Irish Gaelic origin meaning "fair stranger".

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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EW314 Says:


An interesting and unique way to get to Finn, with a long history and literary pedigree.