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Aine means "splendor, radiance, brilliance." Aine is connected with fruitfulness and prosperity. The queen of the Munster fairies was called Aine as was one of the wives of Fionn Mac Cool. Aine appears in folktales as "the best-hearted woman who ever lived – lucky in love and in money."
Who wouldn't love a name like this?!
-- ainemurphy  1/20/2005
Pronounced something like "AHN-ya", I think.
-- gaelruadh19  5/3/2005
My younger sister's name. She is often annoyed by how it is pronounced. Some people say it as On-ya, while my sister prefers AHN-ya. Either way I think it's a very pretty name
-- Gianna  6/6/2005
Pronounced EYE-neh.
-- animamea  7/21/2005
The name is pronounced by Jean Butler in the best of Riverdance as Onya, when talking about Aine Ui Cheallaigh. I'm sure she'd have been told the correct way to pronounce it so I think Onya is right.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2006
This is the name I have nearly always been known by, and I grew up in Ireland. It is pronounced Awn-ye. A good place to hear the pronunciation is www.babynamesofireland.com :)
-- Anonymous User  2/2/2006
I love my name. It has so much meaning and it sounds lovely. The spelling and pronunciation thing is the only thing. I live in Australia and no-one can ever pronounce it!
-- poetic_freedom  2/2/2006
One of my best friends is named Aine, pronounded Awn-ya. I think it's a very beautiful name.
-- Belle  3/3/2007
The Irish pronounce it awnyah.
-- Dianna475  4/4/2008
I love this name and it's not even mine! So pleasantly short and yet throws people off on the pronunciation. I know I was! I love names that only you know how to spell and write (poor kids, they most have had a hard time at school correcting the teachers 20 times a day!) But it's so soft and rolls off your tongue. For all those who bear this name be proud!
-- _0TophasNails_1  11/24/2008
Áine is pronounced AWN-yuh (nearly AWN-ya, but not quite). It's a common name in Ireland.
-- Ailis  9/7/2009
Absolutely beautiful!
-- erb816  12/28/2009
According to what people are posting as the pronunciation, it seems to correspond sound-wise like the name Anya. Correct me if I'm wrong.
-- jeannie.  12/23/2010
A famous bearer was Irish director and actress Áine O'Connor.
-- Meg_Simpson  8/20/2011
I know a toddler by this name and spelling; her parents pronounce the name as "AHN-ya", a slight emphasis on the first syllable. The name seems to correspond by ear to the Russian diminutive name Anya.
-- bellehime  10/9/2012
The name of my closest, oldest friend. She pronounces it 'ON-ya', which I like best. :)
-- Anonymous User  2/17/2014

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