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Finn (M)>

Finn (male)

Variants:Fion (M) Fionn (M) Florence (M)
Pet Name(s):Fintan (M)
Derivative(s):Doireann (F) Finian (M) Finnian (M) Stenfinn (M)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
Private communications [WF]

1. Irish Gaelic, "fair", Anglicized as Fion/Fionn.

A correspondent [WF] reports that those with the Irish Gaelic names Finin, Finn, Finian, Fineen & Fyneen were forced to use the Anglicized form Florence [q.v.] by British Rule.

2. Scandinavian, from Old Norse, either for someone from Finland, or from a short form of names containing the syllable -fin- "Finnish".