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




AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Fianna and read along with the meaning)

Play Audio for Fianna:
Play Audio for Fianna


  1. arianna is my name and i think its beautiful

Comment on this name


Irish Name of the Day!

The most beautiful woman in ancient Ireland, she was bethrothed to the High King Conchobhar Mac Nessa but she fell in love with his nephew Naoise. Deirdre and Naoise eloped to Scotland where they lived a blissful exile for many years. By offering forgiveness, Conchobhar tricked them into returning to Ulster where Naoise was slain by the jealous Conchobhar. Deirdre threw herself from Conchobhar’s chariot rather than live with the man who had caused Naoise’s death. It was said that her grave was near to Naoise’s and that a yew tree grew from each plot. The yew trees grew toward one another till their branches intertwined, joining the two lovers even after death.