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

Finnian Origin and Meaning

The name Finnian is a boy's name meaning "fair".

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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fearlessfirefly Says:


This is my favorite boy name. If I ever have a boy I'll name him Finnian Luca.

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