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- proper n. A female given name, in regular use since the 20th century, first in Scotland, then in England.
From Goidelic fionn ("fair, white"). In use before 1713. Popularized by James Macpherson (see 1765 quotation), and perhaps by the 19th-century Scottish writer William Sharp, who chose “Fiona Macleod” as his pen name. (Wiktionary)