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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Famous People Named Finnian

  • Saint Finnian of MovilleChristian missionary to Ireland
  • Saint Finnian of ClonardIrish founder of the monastery of Clonard

Finnian in Pop Culture

  • Finnian ("Finny")a character in the manga/anime "Black Butler"

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