Given Name AODHÁN

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

From the old Irish name Áedán, a diminutive of Áed (see AODH). This was the name of an Irish monk and saint of the 7th century. It was also borne by several characters in Irish mythology.
VARIANTS: Aidan, Edan (Irish), Aidan, Edan (Scottish), Áedán (Irish Mythology)
DIMINUTIVES: Aodhagán (Irish), Aodhagán, Iagan (Scottish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Áed, Áedán, Áedh (Ancient Irish), Aidan, Aden, Aiden, Aydan, Ayden (English)
USER SUBMISSION: Aodhan

Categories

diminutives, fire, mythology, saints
Entry updated July 1, 2008