The meaning of the name Fiona is White, Fair. The origin of the name Fiona is Scottish. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Fiona Apple, singer. Invented in by 19th century Scottish author William Sharp, who used it as a pen-name: Fiona Macleod. Sharp presumably intended Fiona to be a name based on the modern Gaelic word fionn, which means "white, fair."