Girl name origins & meanings
- Irish : Adventurous
Family name origins & meanings
- Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Faracháin ‘descendant of Farachán’, a personal name perhaps derived from Ánrothán (see Hanrahan) with the addition of an initial F-.
- Irish : shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearáin, from a diminutive offear ‘man’ or of the personal name Fearadhach (seeFerry).
- Possibly also English : according to Reaney, a nickname composed of Old English fæger ‘fair’ +hine ‘servant’ or an occupational name from Old Englishfearr ‘bull’ + hine, i.e. ‘bull keeper’.
- Possibly also German : from Middle High German var(r)e‘(young) bull’, ‘steer’.