Scottish Gaelic Fionnghall, from fionn (“fair”) + gall (“stranger”). Used by Macpherson as a rendering of the Irish Fionn mac Cumhail.
- A male given name, best known in Scotland.
- 1765 James Macpherson, The Poems of Ossian, Tauchnitz 1847, page 204:
- Fingal! thou king of heroes! Ossian, next to him in war! ye have fought in your youth; your names are renowned in song.