Given Name FINGAL

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Scottish

Meaning & History

From Scottish Gaelic Fionnghall meaning "white stranger", derived from fionn "white, fair" and gall "stranger". This was the name of the hero in James Macpherson's epic poem 'Fingal' (1762), which he claimed to have based on early Gaelic legends about Fionn mac Cumhail.


colors, heroes, white
VARIANTS: Fingall, Fionnghall
Entry updated December 3, 2014