Ring, ring, ring… baby’s brand new name is calling! Fania is a lovely feminine name of Irish origin. Meaning “ring” or “circle,” Fania is an anglicized version of the beautiful Irish word and name Fáinne, which was also used as the name of a type of pin or badge that was worn to denote a person’s ability to speak fluent Irish. Gifting baby with this name will no doubt help them feel connected to their heritage, bringing everything full circle. Additionally, you might recognize this name from the Fania language—a dialect mainly spoken in Chad—or the Fania genus of moth. Famous Fanias include Hebrew poet Fania Bergstein, and American entertainer Fania Borach, who went by the name Fanny Brice.
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