Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Finnian m. A derivative of Old Irish finn 'white, fair; bright; blessed'.

The name of two 5th-6th C Irish saints, a 6th C Irish saint, and a 7th C Irish saint.

Ireland
Early Modern English
1538 Finian Fiants-1 66
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Finnian". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Finnian.