Gender Masculine
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. FIN-bahr(English)
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Meaning & History

Anglicized form of Irish Fionnbharr, Old Irish Finnbarr, derived from finn "white, fair" and barr "top, head". Saint Finbar of Cork was a 6th-century bishop who supposedly performed miraculous cures. The Isle of Barra off Scotland was (probably) named for him.

Related Names

DiminutivesBairre, Barra, Barry
Other Languages & CulturesBarrie, Barry, Berry(English) Baz, Bazza(English (British)) Finnbarr(Old Irish)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022