Fiona

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Irish fionn (fair, white). In use before 1713.[1] Popularized by James Macpherson (see 1765 quotation), and perhaps by the 19th-century Scottish writer William Sharp, who chose “Fiona Macleod” as his pen name.

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Fiona

  1. A female given name, in regular use since the 20th century, first in Scotland, then in England.
    • 1765 James Macpherson: The Works of Ossian, the son of Fingal:
      Let the sighs of Fiona rise on the dark heaths of her lovely Ardan.

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  1. ^ See https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12041-126121-22?cc=1823613&wc=9020216

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfionɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Fi‧o‧na

Proper noun[edit]

Fiona

  1. A female given name.

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French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Fiona

  1. A female given name of Goidelic origin, popular in the 1990s and the 2000s.

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Proper noun[edit]

Fiona

  1. A female given name of Goidelic origin, popular in the 1990s and the 2000s.