Given Name AODH

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: AY (Irish), EE (Irish), UGH (Scottish), U (Scottish)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the old Irish name Áed, which meant "fire". This was a very popular name in early Ireland, being borne by numerous figures in Irish mythology and several high kings. It has been traditionally Anglicized as Hugh.
VARIANT: Áed (Irish Mythology)
DIMINUTIVES: Aodhán (Irish), Aodhán (Scottish), Áedán, Aodhán (Irish Mythology)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Áed, Áedán, Áedh (Ancient Irish), Aden, Aidan, Aiden, Aydan, Ayden (English)


fire, kings, mythology
Entry updated July 2, 2017