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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.
VariantsAidan, Edan Irish Aidan, Edan Scottish Áedán Irish Mythology
DiminutivesAodhagán Irish Aodhagán, Iagan Scottish
Other Languages & CulturesÁed, Áedán, Áedh Ancient Irish Aidan, Aden, Aiden, Aydan, Ayden English
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Entry updated July 1, 2008   Contribute