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

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

Famous People Named Ninian

St. Ninian, a 5th-century Celtic saint, believed to have been a missionary to the Picts
Ninian Chirneyside, a servant of the Earl of Bothwell, denounced as a rebel in 1591 for failing to appear at a hearing before King James VI of Scotland (later James I of England), on charges of treason and witchcraft

Pop Culture References for the name Ninian

Ninian Deacon, character in Zona Gale's 1920 novel Miss Lulu Bett
St. Ninian's, church in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques