I have always thought this was a very pretty name and I love the nickname “Fi”! I have seen a lot of people mention Shrek but Fiona in Shrek was such a good character so I really don’t know how that is a bad association!
Fiona Demetria is one of the characters players must save in the video game Balan Wonderworld. She is a diver who loves swimming with dolphins, until one knocks off her breathing apparatus by accident. Fiona nearly drowns and spends some time in the hospital recovering, suffering from intense feelings of betrayal thinking that the dolphin attacked her. Her level takes place entirely underwater.
Unique and pretty. Makes me think of a princess or a fairy.
So pretty!
Shrek ruined this name for me.
Like this one too, but prefer Ffion.
A really pretty name, just too associated with the movie Shrek.
This is a fine name!
Do not do this to a poor child! Awful!
Since I watched Shrek it spoiled the name.
To be honest, it doesn’t sound pretty to me.
Having the name Fiona is a blessing and a curse, it's my name so I should know. I am always made fun of for the Shrek movies- it's terrible, everyone in my class makes fun of me. But my name is unique and I like it, being of Scottish background my parents loved the name. And I have learned to love it too.
For the longest time I thought this name was Irish. I'm not sure why.
I'm sorry but Fiona is a beautiful name! I'm completely obsessed! I have only met two Fiona's. One child and one adult, both people have not put me off the name, since I don't know either one very much, nor is either one in my life. Fiona has it all! Everyone knows it, easy to spell, but rarely used. It's powerful but feminine. Honestly, I'm sorry about the Shrek thing but that movie was from 2001 to 2010. So yes in 2020, your children's parents might make comments but their peers won't know what you are talking about. It's like my boyfriend's name Elliot. Growing up he got the ET reference a lot but I was born in '88 and have no clue what they are talking about or understand why growing up his name was a pain. I actually heard of the name and thought it was unique and great. So don't skip over Fiona because some movie from a DECADE AGO!
Fiona is, in fact, an artificial Gaelic name, made up by the Scottish poet James Mcpherson (1736-1796) in his very popular "Fragments of Ancient Poetry". He pretended that he had found medieval texts containing the orally transmitted poems of a Gaelic bard "Ossian" – in fact, he had invented the texts himself. One of the heroines is Fiona. Mcpherson/Ossian had invented the name (it did not exist before) by latinizing (-putting an -a- at the end) the name of the Irish hero Fionn. Mcpherson not only instigated a Europe wide "bard movement" where people from England to Germany, Switzerland and France got themselves a "Gaelic" name and started to invent "Gaelic chants" the way "Ossian" did (it was a real craze), he also popularized the name Fiona. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes "Ossian" in his 1774 Sturm und Drang drama Werther, and both Napoleon and Mme de Stael read "Ossian". And very soon after, people started to name their daughters Fiona, not just in Scotland, but also in Germany and France. Historians call this an "invented tradition".
It's pretty but I hate the Shrek association.
I’m not a fan of it.
Very pretty!
FYO-nə in English.
My name is Fionna. I'm using a friend's account by the way. I hate my name ONLY because of Shrek, it had to ruin it for me and make people say to me "Where's Shrek?" When I used to go to school. -.- Or, "You're pretty for an ogre", or something similar. It got me annoyed, and quite sad.
I think it's a beautiful name even though Shrek the movie ruined it for me.
I am named Fiona, and I have always loved it. It became a staple of my personality. Although I live in the south my family has strong Irish ancestry which helped root me in my personal history. Living in the south I never met anyone with the same name as me until I got older. I have never not liked my name even though at times it was a source of teasing, but only when I let it. My parents would call me princess making the connection with "Shrek" not so bad at all, I could always tell the bullies "At least I'm a princess." I absolutely love my name I think that I may continue my name with my children.
Being associated with Shrek is a good thing in my book.
Fiona Simpson is the name of the main character of the Brat web series "Stuck".
My name is Fiona and I really love my name but I didn't always like it. I've been getting compliments on my name pretty much my whole life. Most people have positive things to say like, "I love your name," "Fiona is a beautiful name," etc. My mom has always loved Scottish/Gaelic culture and my 2 siblings also have Gaelic inspired names (Cullen and Rowenna.) She first came across the name Fiona in her favorite book series, the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. She decided at a young age that her first born child would be a girl and would be named Fiona so it was my name long before I was born; my father didn't have any say in the matter! I loved having a unique name that people would compliment me on when I was little kid. My mom calls me "Fionie" as a nickname, my younger brother couldn't pronounce it for years so he called me "Sissy." The movie Shrek came out when I was in third grade. That's when I started to feel differently about my name because I was now associated with an ogre. People would always say "At least she was pretty before she turned into an ogre!" As a teenager I started to dislike my name but a lot of that came down to typical teenage girl insecurities. As a teenager, people would also make fun of my name because of the song "Scotty Doesn't Know" by Lustra from the movie EuroTrip. I won't go into detail but it's not an appropriate song... I think it's funny now but I didn't when I was teenager! Shrek became less popular as I grew up and more people would comment, "Fiona, like Fiona Apple?" or "like Fiona Gallagher from Shameless?" I've had the nicknames Fi (pronounced Fee, which I prefer), Fifi (which I HATE!), Fionie and my uncle calls me Fie (rhymes with rye). I worked as a cashier for several years as a teenager and a young adult and I got comments on my name multiple times a day since I had to wear a name tag. Customers usually had nice things to say about my name but I got sick of hearing the same comments over and over again ("Where's Shrek?" "Fiona Apple!" Princess Fiona!") so I got in the habit of turning my name tag around. One of my favorite experiences as a cashier was one time there was young girl and her dad pointed out my name tag and her face lit up and she told me that her name is Fiona too! It kind of made me emotional because growing up with my name, I never met or saw anyone else named Fiona. I would have been so excited as a little girl to read a cashier's name tag and see my name! It's sort of lonely in a weird way growing up with a unique name sometimes. Now that I'm an adult, I appreciate having a unique name and I think it's beautiful.
Fiona Ritchie is the name of a well known Scottish radio broadcaster in the U.S., and I'm surprised to not have already seen her name mentioned here. Since the 1980s, Fiona Ritchie has been the producer/host of the celtic music program "Thistle and Shamrock." It's a weekly, hour-long program heard nationwide on National Public Radio. More than just music, Fiona traces the musical history that brought celtic music from Europe to the U.S. and the cultural ties that remain across the Atlantic. I can't name them off the top, but her program and its influence have earned her a number of national awards. She attended university in both North Carolina and Stirling, Scotland. The first time I heard the name Fiona it was hers, and the name still brings her immediately to mind.
Fiona Brice is an English composer, orchestral arranger and violinist. She writes orchestral arrangements for various artists and has toured and recorded with several major pop and rock acts, including Placebo, my all-time favourite group.
Despite my user name, my real name is Fiona. I should add that I'm a Scottish Fiona, a pretty normal name. Despite that, when I come to think about it, I never knew any other Fionas at school. Lots of Susans and Lisas and Karens (giving my age away there) but no Fionas. It was only when I moved to Kent at the age of 15 that I found that, in England, it was considered a "posh" girls' name and, as such, people would automatically judge me before getting to know me. I spent many years of my life in England and was always known as Fi (or Fifi Trixibelle) which didn't bother me unduly however, when I moved back to Scotland, I was Fiona. I could be making a sweeping judgement here but the English have this habit of automatically shortening names. It's not that it doesn't happen in Scotland but people tend not to do it automatically without asking permission. Anyway, I've reclaimed Fiona, which I prefer.

It was only during my travels to the USA that I got, "Like Princess Fiona in Shrek?" my reply was always, "No, like Fiona Goode in American Horror Story" usually followed by my most "supreme of the witches" stare, that usually stops the Shrek references in their track.

It seems that people rarely like their name and I was no different as a child but I've grown into it, no longer Fi but Fiona.
The Shrek association ruined this name for me :(:(:(
Fiona is such a rare beauty. I dislike the Shrek association.
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.
Fiona is a Scottish English speech synthsiser produced by Nuance Vocalizer.
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.
Fiona Ruggeberg is a member of the German pagan folk band Faun.
Pronounced FYAW-nah in Poland.
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.
Fiona Steil-Antoni is a famous chess player and journalist from Luxembourg.
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.
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.
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!
I think Fiona is a pretty name, but sounds too princessy.
Fiona Goode is a character in American Horror Story: Coven.
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.
Fiona Macleod was the pseudonym of Scottish writer and poet William Sharp (1855-1905).
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?
A very beautiful name. I know a Fiona who is so beautiful and intelligent.
Pretty name but the Shrek connotations are too strong.
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.
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.
Fiona Fox is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
The main female character in the Showtime series Shameless (as well as the UK original), is named Fiona.
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.
This name is gorgeous, wonderful, classy and beautiful.
A mellifluous and melodious literary invention. A name that's similar in appearance but quite different in pronunciation -- Catriona.
Fiona Munson from Kid Vs. Kat is Coop's girlfriend.
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.
Fiona Apple, jazz pianist and singer-songwriter.
Fiona Glenanne, Michael's trigger happy girlfriend from Burn Notice.
Fiona Malloy is a character from the Nancy Drew game "The Haunting of Castle Malloy."
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..
Singer Fiona Apple (born Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart).
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.
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….
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.
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.
Fiona is the middle name of American actress Julia Roberts.
Fionna (intentional spelling) is a character in the cartoon Adventure Time. She is the female counterpart of Finn.
Also used in Germany where it is currently ranked the 44th most common name.
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.
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! :)
I like this name, it's very pretty.
Fiona Belli is the main character of the video game Haunting Ground.
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.
Fiona Coyne is a character on Degrassi: The Next Generation, she is the twin sister of Declan Coyne.
Scottish writer William Sharp went by the pen name Fiona Macleod.
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.
I think this name is OK but for some reason it strikes to me as a bit out of fashion and a bit boring.
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!
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.
The heroine of the novel The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly is named Fiona Finnegan.
This is quite a cool name, but unfortunately it sounds a lot like Leona, which was the name of the horrendous Leona Helmsley.
This is a name that sounds both spunky and sweet. I really like it.
Fiona was a princess of Amber in the Roger Zelazny books.
Fiona is a secondary character of the historical novel "Lion of Ireland" written by Morgan Llewellyn.
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.
I don't know what it is, but I really hate this name. I've never liked it much.
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.
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.
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, 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!
This is a lovely name, and not a very common one, either. A famous bearer is actress Jennie Garth's little girl, Fiona Eve.
Middle name of actress Julia Roberts.
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.
Wonderful name, works equally well for a little girl and a grown woman. So feminine and strong.
Fiona would be spelled "Fionna" and pronounced "FYOON-a" in Gaelic.
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.
Fiona is also a character in Lois Lowry's novel The Giver.
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!
Fiona is also a character in Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events books, and is introduced in Book the Eleventh.
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.
Was speaking to a Fiona myself recently, she's certain her name is of Scottish origin and Gaelic for "white/pale" or "fair". :)
Pretty name!
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!
This name has started to grow on me. It is very pretty and unique.
Fiona (Fi) is a character in John Marsden's 'Tommorow' series.
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.)
Regarding the character in Thunderball: She does actually introduce herself to James Bond as "Fiona Volpe," but it's easy to miss.
Princess Fiona is Shrek's girlfriend in the "Shrek" movies.
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".
Fiona Apple is a popular singer/songwriter.
The title character for a few seasons of "So Weird" was called Fiona, or sometimes just simply Fi/Fee.
I know a girl who spells her name Feona.
The meaning of Fiona is actually Little White Flower.
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.
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.
My impression of the name: It's beautiful and very feminine. It sounds very gentle and lady-like.
My name is Fiona and in Scotland we pronounce it fyo-na.

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