Something that is very interesting about the name Fiona is the fact that it is an easier word to say (phonetically) than other names. The A-sound for children to say is much easier than many other names that end in a glottal sound.

Meaning and Origin

The meaning of Fiona is possibly derived from “Fionn”, which means white or fair.  This name was originally given to girl’s with a pale complexion.


Fiona is not currently in the 100 most popular baby girl’s name in Scotland (Scottish government statistics 2012).More recently, the name Fiona was also starting to have somewhat of a trendy ring to it when Fiona Apple impressed the world with her singing ability.

Famous People Called Fiona

Two famous celebrities called Fiona include the news reader and journalist Fiona Bruce and the television presenter Fiona Phillips.

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