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Fiona is a female given name .


The name Fiona comes from the Ossian poems of the Scottish author James Macpherson . He became popular through the pseudonym Fiona Macleod . Other first names made popular by the Ossian seals are Selma (actually the name of a castle) and Oskar .

Fiona is derived from the Gaelic fionn ("white, bright, blond").


Fionnula, Fionnghuala (Irish)

Name bearers


  • Fiona (Hippo) (* 2017), Hippo in the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b A concise dictionary of first names , Oxford University Press, 1997, ISBN 0-19-860094-1
  2. a b Rosa Kohlheim, Duden - The large first name dictionary , Dudenverlag, Mannheim, 1998, ISBN 3-411-06081-6

Web links

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