[Ir. fiach, raven].
Name borne by several early Irish saints, notably St Féchíne of Fore (d. 665), who founded a community at Fobhar (anglicized, Fore) in Co. Westmeath. By tradition, St Féchíne of Fore had power over the water-horse, each uisce, compelling one to pull his chariot when his mortal horse had died, later allowing the water-horse to return to its realm. St Féchíne of Fore's feast-day is 20 January.