Gender Masculine
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. FYEEN-wər

Meaning & History

Means "fair hair", derived from Irish fionn "white, fair" and barr "head". Saint Fionnbharr of Cork was a 6th-century bishop who supposedly performed miraculous cures. The Barry Islands off Wales were named for him.

Related Names

DiminutivesBairre, Barra, Barrie, Barry
Other Languages & CulturesBarrie, Barry, Berry(English) Baz, Bazza(English (British))


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Entry updated July 2, 2017