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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. http://www.beliebte-vornamen.de/jahrgang/j2010/top500-2010
-- 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 Chineseā€¦.
-- 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.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  9/1/2014

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