Fiona seems to have first been coined by Scottish poet James Macpherson who based it on the Fianna, the name of a group of warriors in Irish mythology, or as the feminine form of Fionn. The name comes from Old Irish finn meaning “fair, blond, white” from Proto-Celtic *windos- (white).
- Fionna (English, Scottish)
- Fionn (Irish)
- Fion (Irish)
- Finn (Irish, English)
Foy comes from a surname with several possible meanings and origins:
- it may be derived from Old French foi or from Latin fides meaning “faith”, either used as a nickname for someone who was a pious person or someone who often swore;
- it may also be a medieval French female name also derived from Foy (or Faith);
- it may also be an anglicized of Irish surname Fahey, which comes from Gaelic Ó Fathaidh meaning “descendant of Fathadh”, the latter being a male given name meaning “foundation, base”;
- it may also be a variant of O’Fee, also an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiaich meaning “descendant of Fiach”, the latter meaning “raven”.
Origin: Latin, Gaelic
Fiora is derived from Italian fiore meaning “flower” which is derived from Latin florem via Proto-Italic *flōs (flower, blossom). Spelled Fíora it becomes an Irish word meaning “true” which comes from Old Irish fír (true, correct, real).
Origin: Proto-Italic, Old Irish
- Fiore (Italian) unisex
- Fíora (Old Irish)
- Fiore (Italian)
- Fír (Old Irish)
- Fíor (Old Irish)
Fahima is the feminine form of Fahim, an Arabic male name meaning “intelligent, scholar” though it also means “understanding, comprehension”.
- Faheema (Arabic)
- Fehime (Turkish)
- Fahmida (Urdu)
- Fahim (Arabic)
- Faheem (Arabic)
- Fehim (Turkish)
Fuyu is a Japanese unisex name (as well as a word) meaning 冬 “winter” though there are other meanings depending on the kanji used, such as Fuyuki, a male name meaning 冬木 “winter + tree, wood, timber” or 冬樹 “winter + tree, to plant, to cultivate” and likely other meanings; Fuyumi, a Japanese female name meaning: 冬美 “winter + beauty, beautiful”, 冬実 “winter + reality, truth”, 不由美 “not, non, un- + cause, reason + beauty, beautiful”; and Fuyuka, 冬佳 “winter +beautiful, good, auspicious”, 冬香 “winter +fragrance”, 冬加 “winter +add, addition, increase”, 冬可 “winter +permitted, allowed”, 冬花 “winter +flower”, and other meanings.
Flynn comes from an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of O Floinn, a surname meaning “descendant of Flann”, Flann meaning “red” or “blood red”, referring to someone who had a reddish complexion.