Happy Birthday Finley Personalized Card
– Happy birthday to you Finley! I wish you a very special day, sending this Happy Birthday Finley personalized card to you. Dear Finley, I wish you a bright and beautiful day on your special day. This named card was specially designed for Finley’s birthday. Finley is also a good name to be given to newborn babies.
Finley Given Name Meaning & History
GENDER: Masculine & Feminine, USAGE: Irish, Scottish, English. Anglicized form of FIONNLAGH. This name derives from the Proto-Celtic and Irish (Gaelic) “Fionnlagh”, composed of two elements: “*windos > find > fionn” (white, fair) plus “laogh” (warrior). In turn, the name means “fair warrior, the loyal warrior in battle”. Fionnlagh Maccailein was a medieval Scottish bishop. Both his early life and the details of his career as bishop of Dunblane are not well known, however, it is known that he held the latter bishopric between 1403 and his death in 1419. — Finley originates in Gaelic languages and means “pure fighter”. It can be used as both feminine and masculine given names, but even more, frequently appears as a surname. It is also the name of several places in the United States. Fiona comes from the Gaelic word “fionn” which means ‘white, fair’.
The name was first used in the 18th century by Scottish poet James Macpherson in his epic Ossian poems. Macpherson claimed he found ancient Gaelic manuscripts that directly told the deeds of Celtic heroes in what is referred to as the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology. Fionn mac Cumhaill was a mythical hunter-warrior whose followers (the Fianna) lived apart from society as bandits and hunters and could be called upon by kings in times of war. These poetic works were extremely popular, widely read, and very controversial since Macpherson claimed they were written by Fionn’s son Oisín himself in the 3rd century. Fiona developed as the feminized version of Fionn and was mainly used in Scotland. Adding additional currency to the name at the end of the 19th century was William Sharp who used the nom de plume “Fiona Macleod” when publishing his popular and widely read romantic Celtic novels. By the 20th century, Fiona had spread throughout the British Isles and eventually made its way to other English-speaking countries.