fair or pale
“Shrek” fans know Fiona as the feisty wife of the lovable movie ogre. The name has an Irish and Gaelic pedigree and comes from “fionn,” which means "fair" or "pale." It’s thought to have been coined by a Scottish poet in the 19th century. Despite its short history, Fiona is probably the most well-known Irish female name. Its American popularity is reflected in its upward climb on the baby-name charts.
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