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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Fiona
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Fiona in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Fiona:
Records indicate that 15,601 girls in the United States have been named Fiona since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,491 people in the U.S. were given the name Fiona. Those people are now 2 years old.
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Comments about the name Fiona
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77 Positive Comments
"I really like my name however people don't seem to know how to pronounce it. They call me Fyo-na instead of Fee-o-na. I really hate the way they say it and so I go by 'Fee' partially to get people to realise that it is the first of three syllables. I used to get a lot of, "How's Shrek," but people have begun to get over that.
As A little kid I got Fifi and I NEVER failed to point out how much I hated that. At school I got, "Fifi and the flowertots," and that was used since last year as a bullying method (I'm fifteen and live in Scotland).
I've only known one other Fiona and I hated that too. She was known as Fiona 1 and I was Fiona 2 which I hated because I like to be original. Being called the second Fiona was heart breaking.
When my name is pronounced correctly I love it and I love the ever going compliments that come with it." Apr. 22, 2014:
"My name is Fiona and all my friends call me Fifi. All my baby cousins say my name wrong and it is adorable to me. I like having the name Fiona, even though some people think that I was named after Fiona in Shrek, but I was named after the singer Fiona Apple." Nov. 30, 2013:
"Hi my name is Fiona and I'm 10 years old. My softball coach calls me Fi, but I like being called Fiona the best. My mom loved this name since she was a child and always wanted to name her daughter Fiona. I've met a few people with my name but not many. My grandparents (3 of them) are Irish and I have pale skin & freckles and reddish-brown hair. I really like my name! I like reading about how rare it is in the U.S. - it makes me feel special." Sep. 9, 2013:
"My name is Fiona and I am 13 and proud to have a Celtic name. I am Irish/scottish and I love it. I used to hate it and wanted another name until I learned more about Ireland and places near it and how amazing it was. Fiona means "Pale, clear, or fair" and I am very fair-skinned, so it suits me. I used to have people pull the whole "princess fiona from Shrek" thing on me and I hated it but now not so much as I've learned to live with it! lol
People call me lots of things-- Fi, Fifi, even Fiferoni and I would rather just be called Fiona because as someone mentioned earlier it does sound like a poodle name... but I live with it.
I have never met anyone else at my school named Fiona or anywhere else where I live for that matter but I'm proud of it.
After seeing the pixar movie Brave about a Irish/Celtic princess I was happy to have an Irish name and now I appreciate it more. Its grown on me I guess. :)
Some people accidentally spell it Feona or Fionna or something like that but its ok.
It's pretty easy to pronounce so people normally don't get it wrong which is nice.
People remember my name because it is uncommon, unique, and they say it is a beautiful Celtic name.
I agree!" Jun. 25, 2012:
"im 18 and called fiona! ive only encountered someone with this name about 2 others times in person! and then as some of u said i also get the digs about shrek too :/ ummm ye people always tell me its a pretty name and im happy with it :)" Nov. 27, 2011:
"Hi, I'm 13, and my name is Fiona. I have blonde hair and really light skin, so the name really fits. Every adult says its really pretty, but other kids and some adults still use the Princess Fiona. It gets so old! I mean, why did those moviemakers have to choose Fiona as the princess's name out of all names? Ugh....I have many different nicknames. My old one was Fifi, but only a few people still call me that. My current ones are Finona, Finonanum,Fonum, Fi, and Fognum. I also get Fee Fi Fo Fonum...the kids at my school are very creative :)" May. 10, 2011:
"We named our daughter Fiona and we're really happy with it. Our older child couldn't pronounce Fiona so he called her "Finn" and it stuck. Because of that, her nickname is Finn, which I think is really cute for now." Feb. 18, 2011:
"I am 14 years old and absolutley adore my name! My mother's side of the family is Irish and I have fair skin and chocolate hair, so I do justice to my name!" Feb. 3, 2011:
"Our daughter Fiona was born in 2010 and it turns out she has pale skin and red hair. Perfect (Fiona means fair, beautiful)! Her cousin cant say Fiona so she coined the nickname baby Nona, and it stuck. We get a lot of "oh like Shrek" comments. I wish they would stop making those stinking movies. I think Fiona Apple is working on a new album so maybe people will think of her instead. :)" Jan. 8, 2011:
"I'm 14 years old and im half polish and half scotish but i live in england, and i love my name . It suites me so well, as it means "fair,pale", im actually blonde and have pale skin. I love its very unique, I only met one girl with the na Fiona, a very nice person. We always had a laugh especially when she was leaving our school. Now I'm the only Fiona in school. I get a few Shrek jokes but I dont really mind them, you get used to them and kind of stop noticing them. Most people call me Fiona, but the occasional FIFI or Shrek comes up. But I like my name I find it very elegant and beautiful. I'm already unique by being one of few natural blondes in school and now name adds to my uniqueness and many people remember my name more easilly then names like Katie, Emma and Jennifer. Thanks for reading! xx" Dec. 22, 2010:
"Hi, Im 15 and from England. At first I didnt like my name because I thought Fiona was an old fashioned name, but its grown on me and now I wouldn't have any other name, mainly because its unique and makes me feel different, i am the only Fiona in my school of around,, 600 students. I prefer people to call me Fi, but the tend to spell it as Fii, smaller children usually call me Fona, probably because its easier to pronounce?? One person calls be fona bona XD Im alright with it, as long as its only one person who calls me it, however it has developed since then to boner, boney and now she calles me bones, and people have sort of picked it up. I hate being called Fifi because it just reminds me of a poodle, and im not really the sort of person for cute and cuddly things (:
Im glad my parents called me Fiona, its mainly because my mum wanted me to have a name that will be strong and mature, as it can suit any age.
Havent had many spelling mistakes, apart from Feona. But its rare." Aug. 2, 2010:
"I am 28 and from Ireland but have been traveling for the last few years - I have to say i have not meet many Fiona's along the way - i used to get Fiona apple from Americans(i didn't know who she was they would always sing her songs to me very annoying - then it moved on to princess Fiona kids love the name but you get a lot of sherk comments now i get asked do people call me fi as in Fiona from burn notice
nicknames include fi fee fifi noni
people always react warmly wen i tell them my name i live it to the name very pale with black hair and blue eyes the accent helps as well :)" Jul. 28, 2010:
"I named my daughter Fiona in 1999 and am so glad I did. It's the perfect name for a sweet girl or a lovely lady. She is very fair-skinned and has a rather fey personality, and it suits her well. She's pretty happy that we didn't name her Katrina, which is the other name we considered at the time ;-)." Jul. 24, 2010:
"Hi, I'm also Fiona. I'm 25 years old and live in Finland. In Finland Fiona is a quite rare name. When I was born, there were like 13 Fionas in the whole country. Nowadays there are like 400. Sometimes it's a bit strange to have a rare name, but I wouldn't change it. Never. I love my name." Jul. 19, 2010:
"I love my name!!! I'm Scottish though and very fair skinned, so my parents couldn't have have choosen a better name, i only know a couple of other fionas' who are older, as the name seems to be less common nowadays, which is a shame. I hate when people say its an Italian name - it's not, and the Gaelic meaning is much better!" Jul. 6, 2010:
"My name is Fiona. I am 11 years old. I love my name. I am the only one I know who has it." Jun. 30, 2010:
"I think that it would be true to say after 37 years the name Fiona has grown on me lol. I remember not liking it as a child, however now I love it. I do tend to go by Fi more then I do Fiona. I have a 6 year old daughter who has had a best friend since she was 2 at childcare. Her mother is named Fiona as well. Both the girls go to the same school and in the past have been in the same class, and we are both involved in reading at the school and the school council - so you can imagine that we have had a few strange looks when we have been standing together and have introduced ourselves, we generaly just laugh and tell them that we Fiona's travel in packs lol" Jun. 10, 2010:
"My name is Fiona, I am 14 years old and for awhile I didn't like, now I adore it especially because it is used in movies like Brigadoon and The Secret of Roan Inish. I get Shrek Comments and hate it people go as far as to call me Princess Fiona. But whatever, it's an awesome Scottish/Irish name that goes with my ethnicity." Apr. 2, 2010:
"My name is Fiona and my best friend is called Fiona. We are both 23 and have 4 other friends called Fiona as well. I think it is a fabulous name and very Scottish. I hate being called Fifi - it puts me in mind of a french poodle and so I tell people to call me Fiona, Fi, Finoni or Fly. I've never had anyone refer to me as Princess Fiona from Shrek I doubt they would have lived to finish off the sentence haha." Apr. 1, 2010:
"I'm Fiona, I'm 17, I live in France, and I absolutely love my name. I get over the stupid jokes about my name, jokes mostly because of Shrek but also because out here, the word "fion" means, in an informal way "butt" or "ass" --' I don't care about all those idiotic jokes x)
Anyway, my mom told me it was hard for her to pick up names and having my daddy agreeing on it, and Fiona was the only name they both liked. So here I am :) She first thought it was Italian, then some friend of her told her it was a Celtic name x) I'm happy with that now since I love the English language. I do have some English origins, coming from my daddy, so I guess that's why it was the only name he liked XD
I like my name because it's quite uncommon, (I've only met one girl at school whose name was also Fiona), because it's Celtic, & because it really suits me since I've got a white and pale skin x) Some people here have troubles pronouncing it, don't know why, they make you repeat your name because they have no idea of what you're talking about, and most of the time, they don't get how to pronounce it XD
I totally recommend this name for a baby girl ^^" Mar. 16, 2010:
"I named my daughter Fiona. She is 12 years old now and hates her name. I am so sad about that, because I love her name. I hate the Shrek association, since I named her before the movie came out. I had also picked that name before Fiona Apple came out. I spent a few of her early years clearing up the idea that I didn't pick her name from that star. My mother and I chose the name after the movie The Secret of Roan Inish and from an announcer for the show Thistle and Shamrock on Public Radio named Fiona Richey. I am surprised to see how many Fiona's have the same nicknames that we use. She is known by family and friends as Fi and Noni and by some friends who don't know better as FiFi. I made a point to all my family that she was never to be called FiFi because of the poodle association. I am happy that I named her Fiona. I hope one day she comes to love her name for how special it really is given to a very special person." Feb. 23, 2010:
"My name is Fiona Katherine and I love it! I am 12 years old and I live in Arizona. I find the Shrek jokes annoying when people find out that my name is Fiona. I love my name because it is a unique and beautiful name. It is 347th on the popularity poll for 2008 in the United States. I also like to be called "Fi"." Jan. 10, 2010:
"Love it :-) I think it's an intelligent name if that makes sense ...I get "feefs" , "fi" , "fifi" and "nonie" from time to time tho" Dec. 22, 2009:
"My name is Fiona. I live in the north east of England near Scotland but I still find my name to be quite uncommon. In my 26 years I have only met two other Fionas. I have to say I really do like my name. I recieve a lot of nice comments about it, my Doctor told me that it is the most pretty and feminine name she had ever heard! That cant be a bad thing. I get a lot of funny nicknames, Fee, Fee fee, Fi, Fifi, Feefy, Feefy, FeeBee (My last name is Brown) and my Mam likes to call me Feedle (strange I know)The only negative thing I can say about my name is that it is now associated with Princess Fiona from Shreck!" Nov. 22, 2009:
"I absolutely love this name. It is unique but not so rare that you dont know how to pronounce it. I searched tons and tons of names when my daughter was born. I really wanted a name that was sophisticated, had beautiful meaning, and sense of history. But I didn't want a name that was overly popular (like my name, Jennifer). So I when my daughter was born this summer, I named her Fionna. It's perfect! Even if some of my family members didnt like the name and, yes, they make "Shrek" references! But hey princess Fiona is a princess and so is my little girl ;) No matter how you spell it, Fiona/Fionna is a beautiful name!" Nov. 20, 2009:
"My daughter is Fiona, born 2002. He had originally selected that name in 1997 for our first child, but he was boy, so we saved it for the next kid. I love the name and it works in French, English and Italian....we are trinlingual! The only problem is the Shrek comments, but those will fade as the movie gets old. She was named partly after Fiona Apple...not because we are fans or anything, just liked the name. I also had a chilhood friend with that name who was a cutie...so..Fiona loves her name! My parents were totally against it because they had some rotten Fiona in their past and it tainted the name! For those of you about to give birth, don't let the outside world influence your decision...choose it between the two of you and don't ask for anyone's opinion...otherwise you will regret it. We wanted to name our 3rd child Damian, but everyone freaked out because of The Omen. so we chose James. It suits him perfectly, but Damian would have been even better because he is a little devil!" Oct. 22, 2009:
"My name is Fiona and i love it! it suits all ages and i think its beautiful and elegant. and its not very common so i dont know other people with that name but common enough that people can usually spell it. although i dont like the Shrek jokes too much. im half Haitian half European and live in the US. its also good because its easy to say in any language i think" Aug. 4, 2009:
"This name is so cute! It sounds good on any aged person. It does sound very Princessy but it's still cute, femenine enough, easy to spell and pronounce and more!! my name is taylor :D" Jul. 22, 2009:
"My 6 y. o. daughter name is Fiona. She is American born half Russian and half Ukrainian. She likes her name very much. Go Fiona everywhere!!!
Boston, MA" Jul. 21, 2009:
"I am 24 and I adore my name!
I particularly love it because I think it is an ageless name and will never sound silly calling a toddler, child, teen, adult and old lady Fiona.
I am a 2nd-gen Australian born Greek living in England (phew!) and I've always found it a name that is not common but not unusual so I've never had trouble with peoples spelling and pronunciation.
It's also a great name because it spawns so many cute nicknames! Most people call me Fee, my sister calls me Feef or Fee-Fee (alot of people here seem to have a problem with it but I don't!), my aunty calls me Fee-Fi (like Hi-Fi), my housemates call me Feeski.
I would definitely recommend calling your daughters Fiona, it's a great name and I'm glad my parents gave it to me!" Jul. 11, 2009:
"I am called Fiona. I am scottish emigrated to the States. In Scotland it is a very popular name but here the only way I can get people to recognise it is to say - The green princess married to Shrek.
I am called Fee by my friends and fifi by others(though I think that sounds like a little dog)" Jul. 2, 2009:
"My name is Fiona and I'm 11. I still love my name! If you arreading this and is pregnet PLEASE name your baby Fiona if you know that it is a girl because I don't meet a lot of Fionas much!! Well only one time I saw a girl named Fiona, she was about two or three years younger than me, I don't see her anymore, but I think she is okay now! She is still my friend! I have about three nicknames! They are Fifi, Fi, Fefe!" Jun. 16, 2009:
"hey my name is fiona but im known as fefe by my friends nd fi by my family i love me name cos its unique nd quite a modern name as only invented in the 19th century. So far i have only met 1 person with the name fiona. I always get asked how to spell my name and someone spelt it with phiona which was funny" Jun. 13, 2009:
"My name is not Fiona- it's emily, but Fiona is my favorite girls name. So instead of changing my name, I will name my daughter Fiona. But if I only have boys, then maybe I'll change my name; or name a boy Fiona... HaHa that would be so mean! Somebody will be named Fiona!" Jun. 12, 2009:
"my daughter is fiona. i've always loved it (i'm american, but scottish ethnically), and always wanted to name my daughter fiona. then shrek came out. i get annoyed when people assume that she's named after a cartoon character - do people really name their babies after cartoons???? anyways, i told everyone that they could nickname her anything they wanted, but not fifi (i see from the responses here that my instinct was right on that count). we sometimes call her fi. besides the inherent beauty of the name and the cultural connection, which were important, i liked the idea of having a name that was unusual, but not unheard of. because of the movie though, there are a lot more fiona's out there." May. 2, 2009:
"My name is Fiona my parents are Scottish but I grew up in England where it is not so common. I am 46 and I have always loved my name." Mar. 21, 2009:
"Hi, My name is Fiona. My friends call me Fee,Feline,Flea(because Im small) My Ma and sister and aunties call me Flossy. I live in Laois in Ireland. I only looked at this page today and im really spooked because I have transluscant white skin (but loads of freckles!) I love my name because it is unique. I only know one other Fiona. I thought there was not that many people named Fiona but now i know there are LOADS!
:) Thanks For Reading My Thing About My Name!xxxxxxxx" Mar. 16, 2009:
"My name is Fiona. My mother is Irish and we live in Galicia (Spain). I was named after my mother's godchild and sister, my Antie Fiona. I love my name and I always did because it is unique, especially in Spain (even though there is an Irish family in Santiago in which there is a Fiona too). They usually call me by my full name, which I prefer because it is already short and lovely. Some people call me Fi, Fio, Fion, Faiona, Feona (which plays with the meaning "feo", ugly in spanish) or even Fiono... I don't really mind because I am used to it. I really hate the nickname Fifi since it reminds me of a dog's name. I love Shrek but I am a bit fed up of the comparison of the name (got a bit boring!) but I love the character of Fiona, at least she is a nice "person". The rest of the Fiona's I have seen in films are quite different and sometimes badies." Jan. 13, 2009:
"My name's actually FIO, not Fiona, but i like it even more. friends don't have to think how to shorten my name, they call me simply Fio, or sometimes Fe, because my second name is Egle." Dec. 13, 2008:
"We named our second daughter Fiona and we love it! We were apprehensive about the name as people may call her Fifi. She has an older sister who cannot say her name and calls her Nona. It is very cute and much better than Fifi! She is still just a newborn, but I hope that her classmates and such will call her by her full name Fiona." Nov. 11, 2008:
"fiona is my name and i love it! i live in england and come from kosova where fjona is a common name for girls.i think the name fiona rather than fjona is much more cooler and more interesting when i go back home to kosova." Sep. 20, 2008:
"Hi, My name is Fiona, I love my name. I was the only Fiona in all throughout my school years. I am still the only one at my work place. I've had people spell my name as "Fionna". I am an Indian South African which makes the conversation rather interesting when people meet me and ask my name. My last name is Dutch which is more confusing. My mother named me after hearing a Fiona on the radio. I've been to Scotland and it was great not having to repeat my name for people to remember. So, when my son was born I named him Liam (which is Irish) and he has a Dutch last name. My nieces are quiet jealous that I am a Princess :)" Sep. 17, 2008:
"My Name is Fiona known as Fi named by my father due to celtic connsctions. Wasn't many at school now more neice named after me she doesn't like it . ok for me though bye" Sep. 8, 2008:
"Hello, my name is Fiona. I was the only Fiona in both my primary and secondary schools. I have always hated my name being shortend but wht can you do people hve actually taken to calling me Feline. Which is pretty weird but hey in my opinion its better than "Fee-Fee". Once when on holidays in greece no one had ever heard of my name before which i liked. Though since Shrek came out i have found that it has become more popular... who on earth would even consider naming their lil bundle of joy after an ogre. LOL xoxo" Jul. 26, 2008:
"hey my name is fiona and i love it! i hardly meet people with that name so it makes me feel a bit special. hey my nickname is also fifi and i like it plus all girls named fiona are gorgeous" Jun. 1, 2008:
"My daughter's name is Fiona Ann. We chose "Fiona" after the main character in the movie "The Secret of Roan Inish". We are Americans but both families have Irish blood in them. My Fiona has red hair, brown eyes and adorable freckles. I do not like anyone calling her "Fi" or worse, "FiFi". Her brother likes to tease her sometimes though with those nicknames. So far, she is the only girl in her school (probably the town) with the name "Fiona"." May. 7, 2008:
"I am a Fiona, also known as Fee in my family and to close Irish friends. Fiona is a very common name in Ireland, there were 4 in my uni class. I was known there as FeeG. In the US it is an unusual name, although less so know, people are always commenting on how nice it sounds. I used to find it strange how unusal it was there, considering it is common at home. Since Shrek more people know it, especially in non English speaking countries. The best thing about the name is that it cant be changed in other languages. We live in Spain, and is it still Fiona here, prenounced the same way. People can spell it! A nice blessing not thought about by my mother I am sure :-)" Apr. 7, 2008:
"We named our daughter Fiona Gael. We are of Irish, Welsh, and German descent. We call her Fig or FiG (fee-gee, her J-Lo name!), but not Fi or Fee or FiFi. Only one friend of ours is allowed to call her FiFi. Fiona is a beautiful name and it's relatively rare in the U.S." Mar. 26, 2008:
"My name is Fiona and I am from India. I love my name and I think its very beautiful and thanks to the movie "Shrek" everybody refers to me as Princess Fiona. People do call me Fi, Fion and even Fio, but that's alright with me. I love them all.
The only thing that annoys me is that not many of them can pronounce neither smell my name correctly and that's why I prefer them calling me Fi. It makes things simpler and easier." Feb. 26, 2008:
"We named our daughter Fiona and we love it. We call her Fi for short." Jan. 17, 2008:
"We are due to have a baby girl in May or June 2008 and are naming her Fiona Jane. We are Americans living in Hungary. It doesn't matter who we tell the name to, we always get a strange reaction. Americans think of The Shrek movies, which is irrelevant because we chose this name over 5 years ago before there were Shrek movies. Hungarians have never heard of it before. I love the name. I have lived in England and have met several people called Fiona, all of which I have good memories of. I can't wait to meet my own little Fiona!" Jan. 9, 2008:
"My daughter's name is Sara Fiona. We call her Fiona and it suits her. She is fair skinned and adorable. I sometimes call her Fi (fee)." Dec. 19, 2007:
"We just found out we're expecting Baby #2. If our son gets a little sister, I love the name Fiona Marie for her. So far, it's the only female name that I really love. I'm hoping people don't shorten it, as it's beautiful on it's own. But if it does, what will people call her? Fee Marie? That's kind of a cute pet name, though I don't plan to encourage it. We are Americans of Irish descent, so I think it will go very well with our surname." Dec. 13, 2007:
"I am thinkin to name our doughter Fiona, I just love the name. But neither I nor my husband are scottish we are belarus and russian. I am a little confused.
But i love the name!" Nov. 28, 2007:
"I'm a Fiona and love my name. I'm Scottish and my parents wanted a traditional Scottish name. It's meaning, as I have always believed is ' Fair'. I've been called Fee, Fi but never FiFi. I also like the spelling 'Fyonna' a frien's is spelt like this.." Nov. 17, 2007:
"Fiona is a great name, but it does get shortened when at school - FIFI, Fi, Finoni etc. I often get some weird spelling too Viona! The film Shrek has cheapened my name though as I liked being different. It's like on 101 Dalmations everybody rushes to get a Dalmation puppy! Babies are unique not fashion accessories. Love To Fiona's Everywhere!! xxx" Sep. 9, 2007:
"Fiona is a Scottish name NOT Irish (they took it on much later). My friends & family seem to think the meaning apt to my character & appearance (more luck than anything- a name can't effect genetics!). I don't like the American craze of naming after a film either. It spoils the name when everybody calls children the same name. Each child is unique & should be named in a special way not influenced through a film! If you hear it too often an name can appear unattractive after a while." Sep. 9, 2007:
"I'm a Fiona & think it is ridiculous small minded people trends like a film. I have always liked my name because it was a little more unusual. Fiona is a traditional Scottish name which then crossed over to Ireland much later. People should be aware if they call a child Fiona children at school ALWAYS call you FIFI, I always find this a bit irritating! Choose a name because you like it not because of the colour of the childs hair or after a cartoon character - for goodness sake be an individual not a sheep by following others!!" Sep. 9, 2007:
"I love the name fiona! I'm thankful that thats what my mom called me.its such a pretty name!!!" Sep. 4, 2007:
"We were hoping for a red-headed baby and picked the name Fiona (after a Scottish friend). I vowed to use a different name if she came out dark haired, but we have a beautiful red - headed Fiona to the world. And I forgot all about Shrek until after she was born!" Aug. 7, 2007:
"I've named my daughter Fiona in spite of Shrek. I had loved the name for a long time because it is Irish and so pretty. Shrek is an unfortunate connotation but the name is still lovely." May. 19, 2007:
"I have always loved this Irish name and was alittle disappointed when Shrek made it popular...kind of like when my number one boy name got co-opted by Sex and teh City and shot to the top of the ratings." May. 11, 2007:
"I'm sixteen years old and my name is Fiona, and I loved it until Shrek came out because it was the pretty and rare name... but now I know a ton of 2 or 3 year olds who have it so it is not as rare... but I still like it" Apr. 12, 2007:
"It's the name I chose for my daughter, so obviously I think it's lovely." Mar. 27, 2007:
"I too am called Fiona, I never really to like it, I always thought it was old-fashioned. But now i have people commenting on what a nice name it it, so I've grown to like it!" Mar. 1, 2007:
"My name is Fiona. I'm french and my father is scottish. Like I could read on previous comments, I did not like my name when I was a child, I wanted other kids to call me by my second name (that now I really don't like), but now I'm grown up and I really love my name and I'm proud of it !!! My friends call me "Fio". There are not a lot of Fionas in France, I think I only met one girl in my short life (26years). In France, there is a pun with the name of Fiona that I really don't like and witch is not flattering that people use to say to make jokes but FORTUNATLY the recent movie about the nice green ogre transformed the jokes in someting much nicer ! I'm happy to see how popular this name is starting to be, but I'm a bit jealous about that, silly isn't it ?!" Jan. 30, 2007:
"I LOVE my name! However, I must admit that I wasn't so fond of it as a child. I always felt "unique" and left out....and I just wanted to fit in with the other kids! As a kid I used to pretend that my name was Jessica or Rachel or something more common. But, I am so grateful to have this name now. It's very pretty name, and I ALWAYS get compliments from people! For most people, it seems that they hear it for the first time (other than from "Shrek".......yes, I get that a lot!) I have many nicknames, but the most common ones are: Fifi, Fi, Fio, Fifers.... :-)" Nov. 22, 2006:
"my name is Fiona, and all of my friends either call me fi or fifi...and that bugs me!!" Nov. 8, 2006:
"My name is Fiona. I was born in Scotland. Fiona is a Scottish name, it is Gaelic and from the Highland's of Scotland. I get many compliments on my name. It seems to be getting more popular in the USA." Oct. 22, 2006:
"We are expecting a baby girl on October 07, 06 and her name will be Fiona Day. It's a very unusual name in the US and especially in the South, where we're from. I love it, it's such a sweet and delicate name." Sep. 7, 2006:
"There are many Fionas in Scotland. Sometimes shortened to Fee." Mar. 29, 2006:
"I'm a Fiona and always get compliments on my name. People I meet find my name unusual and always say they realy like it. Although, lately I have gotten lots of reactions such as "Fiona, like Shrek!"" Mar. 3, 2006:
"Growing up in Canada, Fiona was an unsual name. Shrek has actually helped me. I feel that it's now not SOO bizarre as I felt when I was growing up. But if someone could tell me; I meet people who swear they knew a Fiona that started with a "Ph" (??!). I don't believe them! My experience with my name is the same as another submission; it was difficult growing up with something unusual but now I love it and get lots of compliments!" Feb. 22, 2006:
"My name's Fiona, but I used to get called "fifi" or "fiż". I only know one other girl called Fiona, here in Switzerland, but you hear it. Soon after I was born and my name was published in the Newspaper there were lots of babies who were called Fiona. :) Bevor there were none ;) I love my name because its quite rare hear and I love to have a Scotish name, that remindes me about my Native country..." Jan. 16, 2006:
"My oldest daughter selected Fiona for my youngest daughter. She is named after the Princess in Shrek. We call her "Fi" or "Ona" or "O", with "Ona" being used most often." Dec. 2, 2005:
"My husband is Scottish and wanted a Celtic name so he suggested Fiona for our girl born 13 April 2005. I resisted it at first because of the character in the Shrek movie and the risk of it becoming a popular name (I wanted an unusual name). Once she was born she looked like a Fiona and I gave in. Over the last 2 months we have received many compliments on her name. However, we get a lot of Shrek references as well. :( The name is starting to "pop up" more and more recently - adverts, etc. I hope my fears of a future "fiona trend" like the name Emily don't ring true..." Jun. 24, 2005:
"I have been called "Fi" most of my life, by family and friends. I have very rarely met someone with the same name. The movie Shrek seems to have made it popular in North America these days, but as a child I hated my name because it was different, and I was shy. Now I LOVE it, and am always getting compliments about it." Jun. 15, 2005:
3 Negative Comments
"I think the "F-I" sound is too harsh. Not to mention, the name reminds me of the ugly ogre on Shrek." Apr. 4, 2011:
"My name is Fiona, I love it, but people only really know me as Fee. At school I use to get called Fee-Bee (Pheobie) because of my last name.
It's rare to even hear anyone say my full name now though. Which is dissapointing as it's unique." Aug. 7, 2008:
"A relative just named an innocent newborn FIONA! I suppose if they should later have a boy he will be SHREK or TINKERBELL? Get real people, only movie stars and rock stars choose a catchy name as this. No little girl will be proud of FIONA!" May. 26, 2006:
39 Neutral Comments
"My name is Fiona, at first i had blond hair and white skin but when i grew older my hair turned more brown and my skin more... yellow kind of lol i am german, part native and part irish even.. barely lol people mention shrek when they first meet me but that;s it, people nick name me Fiona Bolonga or Fiona from Kabekona, Fifi, Fi, Fona, or even Fifi-ona -i have no problems with my name but i also really love the name Chloe- im gonna name my daughter that lol" Nov. 26, 2012:
"This is ecatxly what I was looking for. Thanks for writing!" Jul. 22, 2011:
"Yeah my name is Fiona...I am an African from Botswana...So yeah im dark in complexion,have brown eyes and a tight afro...so the meaning of the name isnt just doing it for me...I know its "fair and pretty"...so for me i take the fair as in like treating others fairly..hhehehe...nd of cos m prwety..but no I dont like being called Fi..I always tel people to stick to Fiona..pipo coln me Princess Fiona is sort of getting old for me...apart frm tht I dig mi name....:)"