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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Famous People Named Ninian

  • Saint Ninian5th,century Celtic saint, believed to have been a missionary to the Picts
  • Ninian Martin Stephen20th Governor,General of Australia
  • Ninian EdwardsU.S. Senator and Governor of Illinois
  • (Roderick) Ninian SmartScottish writer and educator
  • (John) Ninian ComperScottish architect
  • Ninian CockburnScottish soldier and officer of the Garde Écossaise
  • Ninian PinkneyU.S. Naval surgeon
  • Ninian SandersonScottish racing driver
  • Ninian Chirneysidea 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 on charges of treason and witchcraft

Ninian in Pop Culture

  • Ninian Deaconcharacter in Zona Gale's 1920 novel Miss Lulu Bett
  • St. Ninian'schurch in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques

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