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Gender: Male Meaning of Fintan: "white fire or white bull" Origin of Fintan: Irish

The name Fintan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "white fire or white bull". Fintan and is often added to lists like Mythological Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boy and girl makeover with middles".

From the experts:

Fintan is an ancient Irish saints' name that in legend is also the name of the only person to survive The Flood. Popular in modern Ireland, Fintan is ripe for export to the US where it is rarely used but could make an excellent long form for the stylish Finn.

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Famous People Named Fintan

Saint Fintán of Taghmon, 7th century Irish abbot
Saint Fintan of Clonenagh, 6th century Irish abbot
Fintan O'Toole, Irish journalist and critic
Fintan Connolly, Irish film director
Fintan Coogan, Irish TD
Fintan Ryan, Irish TV writer
(Seán) Dermot Fintan O'Leary, British television and radio presenter

Pop Culture References for the name Fintan

Fintan mac Bóchra the Wise, Irish mythological seer who accompanied Noah's granddaughter Cessair to Ireland before the flood
Meaning: "Little fair one."