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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. FYOON(Irish)
FYEEN(Irish)
FIN(English)
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Meaning & History

From Irish fionn (older Irish finn) meaning "fair" or "white". Fionn mac Cumhail was a legendary Irish hero who became all-wise by eating an enchanted salmon. He fought against the giant Fomors with his son Oisín and grandson Oscar.

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VariantsFinn, Fion(Irish) Finn(Irish Mythology)
DiminutivesFinnagán, Finnán, Fionnán(Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesGwenneg, Winoc(Breton) Gwyn, Wyn, Gwynn, Wynn, Wynne(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsFannon, Finn, Ó Fionnáin(Irish)

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