Usage Judeo-Christian Legend
Other Forms FormsFionn Lugh, Finlug, Finnlug, Fionnlugh, Fionnlú, Finlag, Finlo, Fionnlaoch
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Contributor Contrib.SeaHorse15 on 2/22/2012
Derived from Gaelic fionn "white, fair" and lug "light, brightness". The second element may refer to the pagan sun god Lugh, in which case it means "fair Lugh". This was the name of numerous minor early Irish saints. It is probably an older form of Fionnlagh (a Christianized variant, in which the second element was replaced with laogh "hero, warrior").