Given Name AOIFE

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: EE-fyə (Irish)   [details]

Meaning & History

Means "beauty" from the Gaelic word aoibh. In Irish legend Aoife was a warrior princess. In war against her sister Scathach, she was defeated in single combat by the hero Cúchulainn. Eventually she was reconciled with her sister and became the lover of Cúchulainn. This name is sometimes used as a Gaelic form of EVE or EVA.

Categories

beauty, princesses, top 10 in Ireland
VARIANT: Aoibhe (Irish)
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