Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. FIN-tan(English)
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Meaning & History

Possibly means either "white fire" or "white ancient" in Irish. According to legend this was the name of the only Irish person to survive the great flood. This name was also borne by many Irish saints.

Related Names

VariantFionntan(Irish)

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   natural   wholesome   strong   strange  

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Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Fintan.shtml.
Entry updated January 21, 2022