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23k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010

Fiona

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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 51 51 0
1967 70 70 0
1968 50 50 0
1969 68 68 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 53 53 0
1979 64 64 0
1980 63 63 0
1981 80 80 0
1982 71 71 0
1983 89 89 0
1984 67 67 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 842 842 0
2006 990 990 0
2007 918 918 0
2008 961 961 0
2009 1,050 1,050 0
2010 1,262 1,262 0
2011 1,210 1,210 0
2012 1,502 1,502 0
2013 1,638 1,638 0
2014 1,644 1,644 0
2015 1,484 1,484 0

Fun Facts about the name Fiona

  • How many people with the first name Fiona have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,761 babies born with the first name Fiona in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fiona to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • 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 2014 with a total of 1,644 babies. That's a lot of babies named Fiona!
  • Random Fiona Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fiona ranks 79th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 70 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2013.
  • 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 Afnio. How do you pronounce that?
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Fiona" mean? The list below shows the origins of Fiona as well as things modernly associated with the name Fiona such as celebrities named Fiona.

Scottish

Origin and Meaning of Fiona

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

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

Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple is a singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and pianist specializing in alternative rock, jazz, and pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Fiona was born in 1977 as Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw is an actress and director with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1983 to present. Fiona was born in 1958 as Fiona Mary Wilson in County Cork, Ireland.

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Fiona Phillips

Fiona Phillips is a television broadcaster, journalist, and presenter. Fiona was born in 1961 in Canterbury, Kent, England, UK.

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Fiona Sit

Fiona Sit is a singer and actress specializing in cantopop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Fiona was born in 1981 in Hong Kong.

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Fiona Fullerton

Fiona Fullerton is an actress/businesswoman with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1969 to 2006. Fiona was born in 1956 as Fiona Elizabeth Fullerton in Kaduna, Nigeria.

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Fiona Braidwood

Fiona was born in 1982.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Fiona

Fiona Bruce
Fiona Hill
Fiona Staples
Fiona From Shrek
Fiona Gubelmann
Fiona Loudon
Fiona Scott Morton
Fiona Dourif

Notable Persons With the Last Name Fiona

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona is a singer-songwriter specializing in R&B, soul, jazz, and reggae music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Melanie was born in 1983 as Melanie Fiona Hallim in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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What does the name Fiona mean?

Fis for future, always looking ahead.

Iis for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

Ois for optimistic, look at the bright side!

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Ais for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

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