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Gender: Male Meaning of Finnian: "fair" Origin of Finnian: Irish

The name Finnian is a boy's name meaning "fair". Finnian and is often added to lists like Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Finnian is a fair jig of a name, energetic and easy on the ear. Finnian (and brother Finian) is also familiar in its alternate spelling through the classic 1968 Broadway musical Finian's Rainbow, later made into a film starring Fred Astaire as Finian McLonergan.

There is also a St. Finnian who was a famous teacher and scholar.

We think Finnian/Finian could really catch on in the wake of cousins Finn and Finlay/Finley.

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Famous People Named Finnian

Saint Finnian of Moville, Christian missionary to Ireland
Saint Finnian of Clonard, Irish founder of the monastery of Clonard

Pop Culture References for the name Finnian

Finnian ("Finny"), a character in the manga/anime "Black Butler"


Smollie Says:


I worked with for a boy with Aspergers and this was name (spelt Fynnjan). He was the sweetest boy and ever since, I've loved the name.

Nicole Jones Says:


We spelt my sons name Finnin (Finn-in) our own take on the name.

strawberrydino Says:


I'm slowly starting to see the appeal