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Gender: Female Meaning of Finola: "white shoulders" Origin of Finola: Irish

The name Finola is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "white shoulders". Finola and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Finola, the readily accessible version of some of the more problematic Gaelic versions of the name, would make a welcome addition to the stockpot of Irish girls' names.

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Famous People Named Finola

Finola Hughes, English actress
Finola Moorhead, Australian novelist
Finola Dwyer, New Zealand film producer
Finola Mary O'Farrell, British high court judge and barrister
Finola O'Donnell, 15th-century Irish founder of the Franciscan Monastery in Donegal
Fynvola Susan MacLean Grant, mother of English actor Hugh Grant

Pop Culture References for the name Finola

Finola was also a medieval Italian name, a diminutive of Fina.
Finvola and Fynvola are Latinized forms of Fionnuala.

Finella, Fennela, Finoula, Nola, Fionnala, Finnguala


deusvult Says:


I'm not cruel enough to give someone a name that sounds like granola.

Yessica Says:


Finola Bar

Hylian Wizard Says:


Reminds me of Canola oil. (We cook a lot in my house!)

Impwood Says:


I used to love this name, until my grandfather said it sounded like a medicine. "Come and take your finola!" It completely put me off.

chellemma1 Says:


I really like this name - it's very simple and straight forward and can be easily shortened to lots of cool names - Fin, Nola, Ola.

Guest Says:


I've loved this name since childhood, it's quirky and adorable.