Fiona

First Name
26k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Fiona mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Fiona

"Fiona" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "White, Fair". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From Irish fionn (“fair, white”). In use before 1713. 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.

  1. A female given name, in regular use since the 20th century, first in Scotland, then in England.

Fiona was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, French, and German

Notable Persons Named Fiona

Fiona Apple is an alternative rock, jazz, and baroque pop singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and pianist. She plays Piano and Vocals. She has been prominent since 1994. Fiona was given the name Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart on September 13th, 1977 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Fiona Shaw is an actress and director. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to present. Fiona was given the name Fiona Mary Wilson on July 10th, 1958 in County Cork, Ireland.

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Fiona Dourif is an actress. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Fiona was born as the child of Brad Dourif in Woodstock, New York, United States.

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Fiona Bruce is a television producer, news presenter, and presenter. Fiona was given the name Fiona Elizabeth Bruce on April 25th, 1964 in Singapore.

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Fiona Sit is a cantopop actor. She holds the title Keanu Reeves Reply". Her ongoing career started in 2004.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Fiona was born on January 1st, 1970 in Findhorn, Moray, Scotland.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Fiona

Princess Fiona is a fictional character.

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Melanie Fiona is a contemporary r&b, soul music, jazz, and reggae singer-songwriter. She plays Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 2002. Melanie was given the name Melanie Fiona Hallim on July 4th, 1983 in Toronto. Melanie is also known as Syren Hall.

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Fiona is a glam metal and hard rock singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. She plays Human voice. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to 1985. Fiona was given the name Fiona Eileen Flanagan on September 13th, 1961 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

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How popular is the baby name Fiona in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1942 9 9 0
1943 19 19 0
1944 7 7 0
1948 6 6 0
1949 6 6 0
1951 7 7 0
1952 5 5 0
1953 8 8 0
1954 10 10 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 10 10 0
1957 11 11 0
1958 18 18 0
1959 15 15 0
1960 21 21 0
1961 35 35 0
1962 26 26 0
1963 33 33 0
1964 43 43 0
1965 38 38 0
1966 52 52 0
1967 70 70 0
1968 50 50 0
1969 67 67 0
1970 60 60 0
1971 57 57 0
1972 68 68 0
1973 67 67 0
1974 52 52 0
1975 58 58 0
1976 56 56 0
1977 59 59 0
1978 52 52 0
1979 65 65 0
1980 63 63 0
1981 80 80 0
1982 72 72 0
1983 89 89 0
1984 68 68 0
1985 89 89 0
1986 93 93 0
1987 109 109 0
1988 130 130 0
1989 158 158 0
1990 202 202 0
1991 220 220 0
1992 180 180 0
1993 195 195 0
1994 210 210 0
1995 252 252 0
1996 375 375 0
1997 459 459 0
1998 485 485 0
1999 552 552 0
2000 603 603 0
2001 694 694 0
2002 858 858 0
2003 885 885 0
2004 975 970 5
2005 843 843 0
2006 990 990 0
2007 918 918 0
2008 963 963 0
2009 1,051 1,051 0
2010 1,263 1,263 0
2011 1,210 1,210 0
2012 1,503 1,503 0
2013 1,639 1,639 0
2014 1,646 1,646 0
2015 1,492 1,492 0
2016 1,557 1,557 0
2017 1,672 1,672 0

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Popularity of Fiona as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Fiona

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  • How Popular is the name Fiona? Fiona is the 1,488th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Fiona have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,009 babies born with the first name Fiona in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fiona to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fiona? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1942 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Fiona first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fiona is Friday, May 13th, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Fiona born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fiona was in 2017 with a total of 1,672 babies. That's a lot of babies named Fiona!
  • Random Fiona Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fiona ranks 87th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 62 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Fiona: Your name in reverse order is Anoif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naoif. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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