Finella

Finella Meaning and Origin

The girl’s name Finella is a Celtic Scottish name meaning: “fair.” In Scottish Gaelic, “Fionnuala” is a name that is sometimes anglicized as “Finella.” “Fionnuala” means “white shoulder” or “fair shoulder.” It is derived from the Gaelic words “fionn” (white, fair) and “guala” (shoulder). This name has a beautiful and poetic quality to it. “Finella” can also be considered a variant of the name “Fenella.” “Fenella” is derived from the Gaelic word “Fionnghuala,” which has a similar meaning to “Fionnuala.” It can also be spelled as “Fionnghula” or “Fionula.” “Finella” is also associated with a historical figure named “Finella Crimthann,” who was a Pictish noblewoman. According to legend, she lived during the 10th century and played a role in the murder of King Kenneth II of Scotland. 

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