Gender: Male Origin of Ninian: Scottish and Irish, meaning unknown

Ninian Origin and Meaning

The name Ninian is a boy's name of Scottish origin.

Ancient Irish saint's name that's unlikely, because of its similarity to "ninny," to join cousin Finian in popularity.

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AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I adore this name. I think it's fresh, elegant, cute and charming, with its obscurity being an extra big bonus. With that in mind, while I originally thought that 'ninny' might be a potential issue, after further thought I've come to the conclusion that it isn't. Because nowdays, no one really uses 'ninny' as a word, not even small children. Even so, Ninian is so swift and easily spoken that I doubt the nickname would crop up anyway. Overall, it's definitely a choice I'd like to see being used. This name is too spectacular to not deserve a revival.

Zelliew Says:


An unflattering name , in my opinion