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Fiona (F)>

Fiona (female)

Variants:Fionnadh (F) Fionnaghal (F) Fionola (F)
Diminutive(s):Fi (F) Ona (F)
Pet Name(s):Fi (F) Fina (F)
Can be spelt:Fhiona (F)
Masculine form:Fingal (M) Fion (M) Fionn (M)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

1. Scottish Gaelic "fair" or "white" derived from an ancient myth of a giant hero Fion/Fionn.

2. Irish Gaelic [with a stress: Fíona] "vine".  Fina is a pet name as well as the Anglicized form.

The two Gaelic forms are not connected although Fiona is used naturally as an Anglicized form of Fíona.