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Pronunciation

fioʊnə

Origin

English, Scottish

Meaning

This pretty Celtic name was invented by a poet, James Macpherson, in his long poem called Ossian. It does have an ancient meaning though, as it comes from the word 'Fionn', which is Gaelic for 'fair', or 'clear'. This lovely name has since been adopted by movies and books of all sorts. Its inventor James Macpherson could never have imagined it, but today, Fiona is one of our best-loved baby names for little girls!

Rank in the year 2015

Fiona was ranked #464 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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