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PronouncedPron.AY Irish
EE Irish
UGH Scottish
U Scottish

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.
VariantÁed Irish Mythology
DiminutivesAodhán Irish Aodhán Scottish Áedán, Aodhán Irish Mythology
Other Languages & CulturesÁed, Áedán, Áedh Ancient Irish Aden, Aidan, Aiden, Aydan, Ayden English


fire, kings, mythology
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute