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November 24th, 2008, 01:31 PM
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FINNEGAN

Gender: Masculine

Usage: Irish, English (Modern)

Pronounced: FIN-ə-gən

From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Fionnagáin meaning "descendent of Fionnagán". The name Fionnagán is a diminutive of FIONN. This was the name of a character in James Joyce's novel 'Finnegans Wake' (1939), the title of which was based on a 19th-century Irish ballad called 'Finnegan's Wake'.


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