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My name is Fiona and in Scotland we pronounce it fyo-na.
purpleblue34  1/19/2005
My impression of the name: It's beautiful and very feminine. It sounds very gentle and lady-like.
Tbird  6/28/2005
I too am a bearer of this name, English but of Scottish descent. Until the advent of Shrek I found it rare in the US and often had to spell it out. I agree that it should be pronounced Fee-o-nah, with the emphasis on the first syllable and not the second.
fionaf  9/16/2005
I personally would rather have a different name, but yes, it's Fiona. Pronounced Fee-oh-nah. I'm English, it's a rare name which makes me feel rather special.
fiona_d  9/29/2005
The meaning of Fiona is actually Little White Flower.
Effles  10/6/2005
I know a girl who spells her name Feona.
mum2bubba  10/31/2005
The title character for a few seasons of "So Weird" was called Fiona, or sometimes just simply Fi/Fee.
patchworkgirl  11/16/2005
Fiona Apple is a popular singer/songwriter.
Arrows  11/22/2005
Fiona was the name of a character in the film "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and the name of the mother to the boy Marcus in Nick Hornby's novel "About a Boy".
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Princess Fiona is Shrek's girlfriend in the "Shrek" movies.
breakofday  12/29/2005
Fiona is the name of the exceedingly villainous villainess of Thunderball, the fourth James Bond Movie, played by Italian actress Luciana Paluzzi. She gets her just deserts in a memorable and satisfying fashion. (If I recall correctly, she is never actually addressed or referred to by name in the film, but is so identified in the credits.)
Kosta  1/30/2006
Regarding the character in Thunderball: She does actually introduce herself to James Bond as "Fiona Volpe," but it's easy to miss.
Kosta  9/18/2006
Fiona (Fi) is a character in John Marsden's 'Tommorow' series.
― Anonymous User  2/17/2006
This name has started to grow on me. It is very pretty and unique.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2006
This is names sounds so sweet! I would love to name my future daughter Fiona, so that she can be pretty and funny like Princess Fiona in Shrek!
― Anonymous User  6/16/2006
Pretty name!
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
Was speaking to a Fiona myself recently, she's certain her name is of Scottish origin and Gaelic for "white/pale" or "fair". :)
kerrigwen  7/30/2006
Fiona Shaw is a famous actress who plays Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter movies and is a member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Fiona Apple is a famous musician.
hotshakes139  8/13/2006
Fiona is also a character in Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events books, and is introduced in Book the Eleventh.
rain-angel03  9/15/2006
There's a song by the Arctic Monkeys called "Cigarette Smoker Fiona." Because of that, I always tend to think of someone, well, not smoking, but a girl who's in control and yet still ladylike. Gorgeous name!
― Anonymous User  9/17/2006
Fiona is also a character in Lois Lowry's novel The Giver.
Shasta  9/24/2006
The name means "white, fair". It's Fionn in Gaelic, Fiona is the latinised form. I am a bearer of that name myself, and as I live in Germany (although I'm English with Welsh, Scottish and Irish ancestry) people often don't know how to pronounce it.
Arwen Undomiel  12/28/2006
Fiona would be spelled "Fionna" and pronounced "FYOON-a" in Gaelic.
gaelruadh19  1/28/2007
Wonderful name, works equally well for a little girl and a grown woman. So feminine and strong.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2007
In the book and movie "The Secret of Roan Inish," Fiona is the heroine who's trying to find her long-lost baby brother, Jamie, who's been raised by seals on the island of Roan Inish.
Martha Gold  4/25/2007
Middle name of actress Julia Roberts.
Guest  6/23/2007
This is a lovely name, and not a very common one, either. A famous bearer is actress Jennie Garth's little girl, Fiona Eve.
Anonymous Blogger  11/3/2007
I named my new daughter Fiona. She's 9 months old. I thought it was distinctive, but now I hear it everywhere. I really hope it doesn't become like Ava or Sophia - names that were obscure 10 years ago that have suddenly topped the charts (in the US).

I forgot Fiona was the name of the Princess in Shrek. I actually think that might keep the name from becoming too popular here in the US. I'm not holding my breath though. I actually did a Google search for "popular names in 10 years" or something like that (yes, I'm a big time name nerd), and actually found a post on the Freakonomics website listing top baby names in 2015. They predicted the top 20 or 25 names for boys and girls. Guess which name was on the girls list? Fiona.

At this point, I can only hope at least 10 years pass before the name hits the top 20, at least then my daughter will be a trend setter.
afmastro  11/15/2007
Afmastro, the same thing happened when my parents named me Caitlin. They chose a lovely, tradition-steeped Celtic name with a great meaning, and then suddenly everyone was naming their girls Caitlin. But Fiona is a beautiful Celtic name; don't let it get to you!
Katheros  6/12/2008
Fiona -- a very sweet and gentle name that will leave any little girl happy. This is a great name, (not too common, either), and I strongly suggest that you choose this name for your little girl.
Rowanne  12/4/2007
This is my "English name" and the one I use professionally and officially. I searched for an English name when I was in my teens. I found Fiona in a book, I think (wish I could remember which one). I tried out a few different ones, but this one stuck with me. It is easy to pronounce, and it just sounded very glamorous and regal and attractive to me. I do like the meaning as well, as it means something like "fair skinned", and I have very white skin and blond hair, so it fits me. Never had problems with people pronouncing it, due to the Shrek movies, I suppose, as well as Fiona Apple's popularity (I do like her music). I've only met 2 other Fionas, and one was Asian, while the other was British. People actually assume I am of English or Scottish or Welsh descent until they see my last name. I do love my name very much; it is absolutely lovely and expresses who I am quite well.
stillmatic  12/19/2007
I don't know what it is, but I really hate this name. I've never liked it much.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2008
Every time I hear this name, I think of the ogre Fiona (from the movie Shrek) and I think of how ugly she was. That's why I hate it.
jasmineenimsaj  2/9/2008
Fiona is a secondary character of the historical novel "Lion of Ireland" written by Morgan Llewellyn.
Iweridd  3/2/2008
Fiona was a princess of Amber in the Roger Zelazny books.
Nagiri  3/10/2008
This is a name that sounds both spunky and sweet. I really like it.
pennycarroll  3/22/2008
This is quite a cool name, but unfortunately it sounds a lot like Leona, which was the name of the horrendous Leona Helmsley.
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
The heroine of the novel The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly is named Fiona Finnegan.
MissJessi  7/2/2008
In the show Burn Notice the leading woman is named Fiona. I love this name but I always think of Shrek and it is a bad movie.
katherine24  7/9/2008
Makes me think of a lovably quirky girl! I used to think this name had a rather unfortunate sound, but now I think it depends on the bearer and how well she carries it!
silly_rabbit  9/3/2008
I think this name is OK but for some reason it strikes to me as a bit out of fashion and a bit boring.
Devilqueen  12/2/2008
I like this name. It's very beautiful. It reminds me of Princess Fiona from the Shrek movies, but that is a very positive association in my opinion.
bananarama  1/1/2010
Scottish writer William Sharp went by the pen name Fiona Macleod.
vomiting  1/27/2010
Fiona Coyne is a character on Degrassi: The Next Generation, she is the twin sister of Declan Coyne.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2010
My name is Fiona I really like it but I do get teased by people who say I am Shrek's girlfriend (made even worse by the fact we both have ginger hair) but it is a cool name and I get lots of nicknames like fifi, feefee, feewee and feehe. Some better than others! Anyway I love it because it's not rare but not too common either.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2010
Fiona Belli is the main character of the video game Haunting Ground.
snarryvader81  9/27/2010
I like this name, it's very pretty.
Chrila96  10/24/2010
I adore the name Fiona. Especially when it's paired with Lily. Fiona Lily just sounds poetic to me. I imagine a feisty redhead who stands up for what she believes in but has a gentler side that she hides away. Too much? Ha, oh well, it's what I see! :)
Book_Reader22  2/9/2011
Great name for a independent girl! Smart, funny, edgy, clever, beautiful and not at all too popular so it's still unique I think. Love this name! Top 5.
adrenalinekat  6/15/2011
Also used in Germany where it is currently ranked the 44th most common name.
― Anonymous User  6/19/2011
Fionna (intentional spelling) is a character in the cartoon Adventure Time. She is the female counterpart of Finn.
boingloings  11/9/2011
Fiona is the middle name of American actress Julia Roberts.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2012
While I know that it is an official name, the distaste that I usually reserve for made-up/kre8tiv titles is prominently appearing for "Fiona."
I merely feel that it is rather undermining, for some reason; an insult to one's intelligence, and a stereotype for employers to base initial opinions from.

It sounds mammothly British, however... so if that is what you are seeking, you have likely arrived on a match.
Francesca  1/26/2012
This name is amazing! I love this name! Scale from 1 to 10 it is a 9! I love this name it is so sophisticated but can also be for a young girl too. I would name my child this. Simply beautiful.
AwAriDoll  2/17/2012
As a senior Fiona of English/Scots heritage, now living in Canada, I loved the uniqueness of my name and the fact that it "tied" me to the country of my birth. I have mixed feelings about it becoming more popular. The name is now popping up in parts of the world, such as Hong Kong, The West Indies and Australia, that have been heavily influenced by British colonialism. I even met a German Fiona. I have nothing against any of these nations but the name Fiona is so deeply associated with Scotland and it's heritage. It's somewhat like taking the Haggis and giving it "Thai" or "Mexican" spices and flavours.
Fee  4/1/2012
Answer to the lady commenting on the fact that she "even met a German Fiona": Fiona is not new to the German world as Macpherson's poem "Ossian" was translated several times since 1768 and became immensely popular (not only in the German speaking countries, but also in France, for example). And even if I agree with the observation that the name calls for some Scottish connection, it is also a name that is clearly feminine, has a beautiful sound, and can therefore be combined with all kinds of last names, be they German, Italian, Scottish, English, or Chinese….
regula  5/4/2012
Singer Fiona Apple (born Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart).
Musicboy1017  9/19/2012
I think of the eldest child from the Showtime sitcom 'Shameless', the trigger happy girlfriend from 'Burn Notice', and the twin sister from 'Degrassi'.

All cool characters in my opinion..
Kabaz417  1/3/2013
Fiona Malloy is a character from the Nancy Drew game "The Haunting of Castle Malloy."
― Anonymous User  2/10/2013
Fiona Glenanne, Michael's trigger happy girlfriend from Burn Notice.
zyr  10/27/2013
Fiona Apple, jazz pianist and singer-songwriter.
Bunko0  12/23/2013
Love this name :)

It's my mum's name, and she is the loveliest woman in existence, so naturally I adore it. I also have a beautiful friend named Fiona.

I think it has a lovely, delicate sound to it. Floaty.

My mum goes by Flossy, which is a beautiful nickname.
Bee123  2/6/2014
Fiona Munson from Kid Vs. Kat is Coop's girlfriend.
Franklansburg  5/25/2014
A mellifluous and melodious literary invention. A name that's similar in appearance but quite different in pronunciation -- Catriona.
AlexandrianScrolls  7/16/2014
This name is gorgeous, wonderful, classy and beautiful.
― Anonymous User  9/1/2014
Pretty but reminds me TOO much of the Shrek franchise. I never heard of it until the first movie and whenever I see or hear the name 'Fiona' the character comes to mind. ALWAYS.
ThatMazerunnerfan  9/7/2014
The main female character in the Showtime series Shameless (as well as the UK original), is named Fiona.
― Anonymous User  11/10/2014
Fiona Fox is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2015
My mum's name is Fiona and I love the name. She is Scottish and I pronounce it F-i-o-aa. However my dad and herself call pronounce it F-ee-oh-n-aa (because they are Scottish). It means Little White Flower and you should not be ashamed if you have this name, it is beautiful.
― Anonymous User  11/10/2015
I shall forever associate this name with Shrek & Fiona from the Shrek movie series. I hear or think of "Fiona" and "Shrek" pops into my mind; both the ogre and the series.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2016
Pretty name but the Shrek connotations are too strong.
Jessica21  3/25/2016
A very beautiful name. I know a Fiona who is so beautiful and intelligent.
Arrsh69  4/23/2016
Very pretty, graceful, and spunky. I loved Shrek growing up, so although the girl might get teased, I think that the Princess Fiona association is a positive one. I mean, come one, Princess Fiona was cool and brave and funny, so why be ashamed of this name?
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
Fiona Macleod was the pseudonym of Scottish writer and poet William Sharp (1855-1905).
Just Jonquil  7/21/2016
My daughter is named Fiona. I have loved that name since well before I had her. When I introduce her, people frequently comment on what a lovely name she has. I never tire of hearing this beautiful name, and now I love it even more because it epitomizes the beauty that is my daughter. I love that it is unusual but not strange or made up. Also, her nicknames are adorable like Fifi, Feebs, Fibonacci, Feeferoni, and Princess Fiona.
Vresovac  9/8/2016
Fiona Goode is a character in American Horror Story: Coven.
Liefke Knol  9/27/2016
I think Fiona is a pretty name, but sounds too princessy.
Luvbug86  12/3/2016
My firstborn has this name. In fact, I fell in love with this name when I was in the 7th grade. I was in my very first musical, "Brigadoon." I caught the theatre bug doing that show and found the perfect name for my first daughter who would be born 20 years later. When I met my husband, he loved the name too, and it sounded so good with our Celtic sounding last name "Badley." Then a few weeks after I brought my new baby home from the hospital, in 2001, we decided to rent that new popular movie, "Shrek!" Eeeeeeeekkkkkkk! Now don't get me wrong, I loved that movie, it had a wonderful message about true beauty. BUT, would all of the shallow, mean spirited little children growing up around my child get the deeper meaning of "Shrek?" NO, they did/do not! She tells me she has a love/hate relationship with her name. She gets tired of kids thinking they are funny and clever when they tell her she is going to marry Shrek. But she has some very true and amazing friends who love her unique name. She is a very talented and quirky artist. She has pretty, lily white skin that goes with the meaning of her name. The name suits her so well, I can't imagine naming her anything else. Oh, and I raised her with the knowledge that we do not DO the Princess mentality at our house. She is a hard worker who knows that her job is to give back to society, and not take. She has gained a lot of character and resilience from learning to just be herself and not care what people think of her. She does not give in to bullies and has been known to stand up for others that aren't as strong. I love my strong, loyal, sweet girl that has always marched to her own drum! Fiona is a fantastic name in my humble opinion!
Corynsmom  12/5/2016
Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and record producer. Classically trained on piano as a child, Apple began composing her own songs when she was eight years old. Her debut album, Tidal, written when Apple was seventeen, was released in 1996 and received a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single "Criminal". She followed with When the Pawn..., produced by Jon Brion, which was also critically and commercially successful and was certified platinum.
cutenose  1/20/2017
Fiona Fussi is an Austrian-Chinese fashion model. She is a celebrity model in Singapore and is best known for being the winner of Elite Model Look Singapore 2011. In 2011, at the age of 15, Fiona won Elite Model Look Singapore 2011. She then represented Singapore in Elite Model Look International 2011 held in Shanghai, China.
cutenose  1/29/2017
Fiona Steil-Antoni is a famous chess player and journalist from Luxembourg.
angolmois  12/23/2017
Fiona has been popularized by the Shrek series also in Poland. I don't know for sure if there are any girls here with this name, although I suppose there might be a few, though just a few. More often you can meet a dog or cat named Fiona. And most people seem to associate it ONLY with Shrek's Fiona.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2017
Pronounced FYAW-nah in Poland.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2017
Fiona Ruggeberg is a member of the German pagan folk band Faun.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2017
I like Fiona a lot. I love its meaning, Celtic connections to it, I love how it sounds, so elegant, but also kind of magical, and kind of nerdy too. I think Fionas are interesting women. I just adore the nickname Fee, Feefee and any similar and I like the English pronunciation. Here in Poland it's pronounced FYAW-nah, which I honestly hate, it's so charmless. And I hate the fact that it's so connected to Shrek. Fiona was one of not many Celtic names that are usable here and now it's destroyed by this film. People just don't seem to think about it as a serious name. A huge amount of animals called Fiona is the proof for it in my opinion. Here it's the only association most people have with Fiona, so if you are a Fiona or have a daughter named Fiona and you want to visit Poland, you can expect tons of comments about Shrek's girlfriend, I suppose. Although I love everything Celtic, and my main association with name is simply Scotland.
mairinn  12/28/2017
Fiona is a Scottish English speech synthsiser produced by Nuance Vocalizer.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2017
My name is Fiona and I’m not a fan of it. You may be thinking “that name is beautiful!” Or “Why?” Well... The meaning of my name is okay which is one of the reasons I like it personally but I do get told “How’s your boyfriend in the swamp?” And other rude comments that hurt my feelings. I’ve become really insecure about my name and hate it that people say that. Don’t get me wrong... just because of that reason doesn’t mean I HATE HATE my name, I do have reasons WHY I like it! It’s difficult but also unique in a way I can’t explain it. It also matches my last name which makes me like it even more. I don’t mind my friends saying that because... they're my friends, but now I’ve grown out of the phase of HATING my name... I love it.
― Anonymous User  3/18/2018

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