Finnegan - Meaning of Finnegan

What does Finnegan mean?

[ 3 syll. fin-ne-gan, fi-nneg-an ] The baby boy name Finnegan is pronounced as FIHN-eh-JHihN †. Finnegan is mainly used in English and Irish. It is of Celtic origin. The first name is derived from the Irish surname, itself from Ó Fionnagáin meaning 'descendent of Fionnagán'. Fionnagán is a diminutive of Fionn. The name has been made known by the comic novel Finnegans Wake (1939) by the Irish author James Joyce. The book was named after the 1850s Irish ballad Finnegan's Wake.

The English Finegan, the name Finegen, the English Finigan, the name Finnegen, the name Finnie, and the name Finnigan are variant forms of Finnegan.

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Finnegan is a rather popular baby boy name. The name has been growing in popularity since the 2000s; prior to that, it was of irregular use only. Its usage peaked modestly in 2016 with 0.041% of baby boys being named Finnegan. It had a ranking of #392 then. In 2018, its usage was 0.040% and its ranking #414, and it was the most commonly used among all boy names in its family.

Baby names that sound like Finnegan include Finegan, Finegen, Finigan, Finnegen, Finnigan, Fionan, Funsani, Phinean, and Finnen.

† Pronunciation for Finnegan: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)"

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