F Names – Baby names starting with F

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Fianna

Meaning of the Irish name Fianna. Listen and learn how to pronounce Fianna so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Fionn Mac Cool’s (read the legend) warrior band were known as the Fianna (read the legend). In early Ireland women had equal rights and while the warriors were usually men there is a strong tradition of Celtic women fighting alongside the men, dating as far back as Roman times.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Fianna

PRONUNCIATION: fee + ina”

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Fidelma

Meaning of the Irish name Fidelma. Listen and learn how to pronounce Fidelma so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Meaning “beauty” or “constant.” The name goes back to ancient times and has been held by six saints. One Fidelma, a daughter of the High King Conchobhar Mac Nessa, was known as Fidelma Nichrothach “Fidelma The Nine-Times-Beautiful,” and a warrior of note herself.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Fidelma Fedelma

PRONUNCIATION: fid + el + ma”

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Finola

Meaning of the name Finola. Listen and learn how to pronounce Finola so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: The name comes from fionn + ghuala “fair shouldered.” The chieftan King Lir and his wife Aobh had a daughter Fionnoula and three sons Aedh, Conn and Fiachra. When Aodh died Lir’s new wife Aoife was so jealous of her husband’s love for his children that she cast a spell on them and turned them into swans and condemned them to spend 300 years on Lake Daravarragh, 300 years on the Sea of Moyle and 300 years on Innis Glora. However, if they heard a Christian bell in Ireland they would become people again. One morning they were awakened by the sound of a Mass bell. St. Patrick had arrived. The children were brought to him and he baptised them and they have lived on in Irish mythology as the “Children of Lir” (read the legend).

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Finola Fionnoula

PRONUNCIATION: finn + ula”

ENGLISH: Finola

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Fiona

Meaning of the Irish name Fiona. Listen and learn how to pronounce Fiona so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: fionn meaning “fair, white, beautiful” it is the feminine form of Fionn. Of Scottish origin it is quite a popular name in Ireland.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Fiona

PRONUNCIATION: fee + ona”

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Fionnoula

Meaning of the Irish name Fionnoula. Listen and learn how to pronounce Fionnoula so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: The name comes from fionn + ghuala “fair shouldered.” The chieftan King Lir and his wife Aobh had a daughter Fionnoula and three sons Aedh, Conn and Fiachra. When Aodh died Lir’s new wife Aoife was so jealous of her husband’s love for his children that she cast a spell on them and turned them into swans and condemned them to spend 300 years on Lake Daravarragh, 300 years on the Sea of Moyle and 300 years on Innis Glora. However, if they heard a Christian bell in Ireland they would become people again. One morning they were awakened by the sound of a Mass bell. St. Patrick had arrived. The children were brought to him and he baptised them and they have lived on in Irish mythology as the “Children of Lir” (read the legend).

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Fionnoula

PRONUNCIATION: finn + ula”

ENGLISH: Finola

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Faolan

Meaning of the Irish name Faolan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Faolan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Comes from the word faol “”wolf.”” The earliest record of the name seems to be for a follower of the warrior Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend) who was so loyal that he would have rescued Fionn from captivity, even from God himself.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Faolan

PRONUNCIATION: “”fwail + awn””

ENGLISH: Phelan

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Feidhelm

Meaning of the Irish name Feidhelm. Listen and learn how to pronounce Feidhelm so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: feidhil “”beauty”” or “”ever good.”” Three kings of Munster bore the name. Feidhelm Mac Crimthainn was both a king of Munster and a Bishop of Cashel. He contested the sovereignty of Ireland with the O’Neill kings. He was unsuccessful in the ensuing battle and in 842 AD the annals record… “”The crosier of devout Feidhelm was abandoned in the blackthorns. Neill, mighty in combat, took it by right of victory.””

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Feidhelm

PRONUNCIATION: “”fail + im””

ENGLISH: Phelim, Feilim

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Feilim

Meaning of the name Feilim. Listen and learn how to pronounce Feilim so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: feidhil “”beauty”” or “”ever good.”” Three kings of Munster bore the name. Feidhelm Mac Crimthainn was both a king of Munster and a Bishop of Cashel. He contested the sovereignty of Ireland with the O’Neill kings. He was unsuccessful in the ensuing battle and in 842 AD the annals record… “”The crosier of devout Feidhelm was abandoned in the blackthorns. Neill, mighty in combat, took it by right of victory.””

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Feilim Feidhelm

PRONUNCIATION: “fail + im”

ENGLISH: Feilim

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Ferdia

Meaning of the Irish name Ferdia. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ferdia so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Comes from fear + Dia “”man of God.”” Ferdia battled with his friend and foster-brother Cuchulainn (read the legend) in the battle over the Brown Bull of Cooley (read the legend). They fought for four days, each night sending each other food and sweet herbs as medicines for the wounds they had inflicted on each other during the day. They fought so bitterly that the river itself fled its bed in terror to give them room for their warfare. And each morning they resumed fighting until, on the fourth day, Cuchulainn flew into a rage and let loose his magical spear, the dreaded Gae Bolga, which destroyed his friend Ferdia.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Ferdia

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Fergal

Meaning of the Irish name Fergal. Listen and learn how to pronounce Fergal so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: It seems to come from fearghal “”brave, courageous, valorous.”” Fergal Mac Maolduin was an eighth-century High King renowned for his efforts in battle.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Fergal

PRONUNCIATION: “”fer + gull””

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Fergus

Meaning of the Irish name Fergus. Listen and learn how to pronounce Fergus so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Derived from fear “”man”” and gus “”strength”” and signifies “”a strong warrior, virile.”” According to the legend of the Cattle Raid of Cooley (read the legend) Fergus was the king of Ulster and his lover, the cunning Nessa, duped him into letting her son Conchobhar rule in his place for a year so that in years to come her son could be called “”the son of a king.”” Fergus consented but after the year Conchobhar refused to relinquish the throne and so Fergus joined Maebh in her battle against Ulster, his native province.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Fergus

PRONUNCIATION: “”fer + guss””

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Finbar

Meaning of the Irish name Finbar. Listen and learn how to pronounce Finbar so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Meaning “”fair-haired,”” the name has been popular since the sixth century when St. Finbar came to an area of Cork that was being tormented by a serpent. The people begged him to do something to help them. One night he went to where the serpent was sleeping and sprinkled it with holy water. The angry serpent tore and devoured the land until she slithered into the sea at Cork Harbor. The track she left behind filled with water and became the River Lee and that’s why St. Finbar is the patron saint of Cork. It is said that the sun didn’t set for two weeks after Finbar’s death.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Finbar

PRONUNCIATION:

ENGLISH: Barra, Bairre, Barry

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Fintan

Meaning of the Irish name Fintan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Fintan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: “”fair-haired”” or could mean “”white fire.”” There have been seventy four saints with this name, including St. Fintan of Clonenagh in County Laois (c. 600 AD) who lived the life of a hermit on a diet of bread and water. Before he established his monastery Fintan sought the advice of his mentor St. Colmcille. When Colmcille looked out from the mountain, Slieve Bloom, over the wood-covered foothills to the south-east, he saw the angels of God coming and going over Clonenagh and he told Fintan that this was to be the place of his monastery. In mythology, Fintan is said to have been the only Irishman to have survived the Biblical flood.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Fintan

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Fionn

Meaning of the Irish name Fionn. Listen and learn how to pronounce Fionn so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Means “”fair-headed.”” Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend), a central character in Irish folklore and mythology lead the warrior band, the Fianna (read the legend). Fionn was not only incredibly strong but he was also extremely brave, handsome, generous and wise, a wisdom he aquired by touching the “”Salmon of Knowledge”” (read the legend) and then sucking his thumb. The name is popular in Ireland with both spellings Fionn and Finn.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Fionn Finn

PRONUNCIATION: “”fin””

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Francis

Meaning of the name Francis. Listen and learn how to pronounce Francis so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: The Irish form of Francis, a name originating from the figure of St. Francis of Assisi. The name means “”little French man”” and was popularised in Ireland by the Franciscans whose founder was St. Francis of Assisi. The Celts would have been responsive to the stories of St. Francis’s attitude to birds and animals.

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IRISH NAME: Francis Proinsias

PRONUNCIATION: “pron + she + iss”

ENGLISH: Francis

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Frank

Meaning of the name Frank. Listen and learn how to pronounce Frank so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: The Irish form of Francis, a name originating from the figure of St. Francis of Assisi. The name means “”little French man”” and was popularised in Ireland by the Franciscans whose founder was St. Francis of Assisi. The Celts would have been responsive to the stories of St. Francis’s attitude to birds and animals.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Frank Proinsias

PRONUNCIATION: “pron + she + iss”

ENGLISH: Frank

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