This name derives from the Proto-Celtic “*windos > find > fionn” (Welsh: gwyn), meaning “white, fair”. The name Fiona was invented, and first used, by the Scottish poet James Macpherson (1736–1796). The name Fiona is also sometimes used as an Anglicization of the Irish-language name Fíona. Finn MacCoul, was a mythical hunter-warrior of Irish mythology, occurring also in the mythologies of Scotland and the Isle of Man. The stories of Fionn and his followers the Fianna, form the Fenian Cycle (or Fiannaidheacht), much of it purported to be narrated by Fionn's son, the poet Oisín.