Other Forms FormsFáinche, Fuinche, Fanchea (Latinized form), Fanny (Anglicized form)
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Contributor Contrib.Nora on 1/4/2008
Derived from Irish fuinche meaning "scald-crow" or "black fox". It occurs in Irish myth as the name of the daughter of Dáire Derg and mother of the three Fothads by a warrior called Mac Nia. It was also borne by 14 early Irish saints.