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Origin of the name FIONNBARR.
Etymology of the name FIONNBARR.
Meaning of the baby name FIONNBARR.


FIONNBARR.  Gaelic name meaning "fair-headed" or "white head," from fionn "white" and barr "head, top."  Also spelled Finbar.  Anglicized as Gaynor.

Fionn, adj  fair, white, not black: applied to men; it signifies fair-haired; fair-skinned, as contrasted with others who are "dub."  "Fion-gall," a Scandinavian, one of the race who are fair, as contrasted with the Danes who are "dub-gail," black foreigners.  "Fion-barr" (Finbar), a man of fair hair; "barr," top, head... (Sermons in Irish-Gaelic, O'Gallagher, 1877).

FORANNÁN, son of Aedh.  Farannán, son of Conn, son of Colga, son of Aedb, son of Fionnbarr, son of Eoghan, son of Niall, according to the life of Farannan, chap. 1.
    Take notice that Fionnbarr was not of the ten sons that Eoghan had. (The Martyrology of Donegal: A Calendar of the Saints of Ireland, O'Donovan, 1864).


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