Fiona

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See also: fìona and fíona

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.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Fiona (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative Fiona Fionat
genitive Fionan Fionoiden
Fionoitten
partitive Fionaa Fionoita
illative Fionaan Fionoihin
singular plural
nominative Fiona Fionat
accusative nom.? Fiona Fionat
gen. Fionan
genitive Fionan Fionoiden
Fionoitten
Fionainrare
partitive Fionaa Fionoita
inessive Fionassa Fionoissa
elative Fionasta Fionoista
illative Fionaan Fionoihin
adessive Fionalla Fionoilla
ablative Fionalta Fionoilta
allative Fionalleˣ Fionoilleˣ
essive Fionana Fionoina
translative Fionaksi Fionoiksi
instructive Fionoin
abessive Fionatta Fionoitta
comitative Fionoineen

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Fiona

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

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Fiona

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