This is actually my middle name, but when I was younger, I wished it was my given name. My mother added her own twist though (my sisters and I all have 'weird' names), she spelled it 'Ayne'. I was glad not to be Ann/Anne, not that I have anything against the name (!) except there were several girls in my grade with the middle name 'Ann/Anne, and I liked being different. And we've always pronounced it with a hard A, like 'GAIN' without the G, if that makes sense. Loved the name until boys my age found the similarity between it and the name of a certain body part and teased me mercilessly about it. Other than that, still love it.  12/27/2018
Simply breathtakingly beautiful!
Curious me  9/8/2018
I like Aine as it sounds (I pronounce it AWN-yah although don't know for sure if it should be pronounced this way). Its sound is just beautiful. I like the connection with the Celtic goddess, I love Celtic names, its meaning and that it may also be the Irish form of Anna. I associate it with Aine Minogue who I think is the best harpist, has such a soothing voice and an absolutely delightful Irish accent. The one thing that I slightly don't like about Aine is how it looks. I think the way it's pronounced makes it very rich in sound so it looks a bit too simple written down for me.
mairinn  1/18/2018
Aine Cahill is an Irish singer.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2018
Aine Coutinho is the wife of Brazilian professional footballer Philippe Coutinho.
lilolaf  3/10/2017
LMS  5/16/2016
The name of my closest, oldest friend. She pronounces it 'ON-ya', which I like best. :)
― Anonymous User  2/17/2014
I know a toddler by this name and spelling; her parents pronounce the name as "AHN-ya", a slight emphasis on the first syllable. The name seems to correspond by ear to the Russian diminutive name Anya.
bellehime  10/9/2012
A famous bearer was Irish director and actress Áine O'Connor.
Meg_Simpson  8/20/2011
According to what people are posting as the pronunciation, it seems to correspond sound-wise like the name Anya. Correct me if I'm wrong.
jeannie.  12/23/2010
Absolutely beautiful!
― Anonymous User  12/28/2009
Áine is pronounced AWN-yuh (nearly AWN-ya, but not quite). It's a common name in Ireland.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2009
I love this name and it's not even mine! So pleasantly short and yet throws people off on the pronunciation. I know I was! I love names that only you know how to spell and write (poor kids, they most have had a hard time at school correcting the teachers 20 times a day!) But it's so soft and rolls off your tongue. For all those who bear this name be proud!
_0TophasNails_1  11/24/2008
The Irish pronounce it awnyah.
Dianna475  4/4/2008
One of my best friends is named Aine, pronounded Awn-ya. I think it's a very beautiful name.
Belle  3/3/2007
This is the name I have nearly always been known by, and I grew up in Ireland. It is pronounced Awn-ye. A good place to hear the pronunciation is :)
― Anonymous User  2/2/2006
I love my name. It has so much meaning and it sounds lovely. The spelling and pronunciation thing is the only thing. I live in Australia and no-one can ever pronounce it!
poetic_freedom  2/2/2006
The name is pronounced by Jean Butler in the best of Riverdance as Onya, when talking about Aine Ui Cheallaigh. I'm sure she'd have been told the correct way to pronounce it so I think Onya is right.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2006
Pronounced EYE-neh.
animamea  7/21/2005
My younger sister's name. She is often annoyed by how it is pronounced. Some people say it as On-ya, while my sister prefers AHN-ya. Either way I think it's a very pretty name
Gianna  6/6/2005
Pronounced something like "AHN-ya", I think.
gaelruadh19  5/3/2005
Aine means "splendor, radiance, brilliance." Aine is connected with fruitfulness and prosperity. The queen of the Munster fairies was called Aine as was one of the wives of Fionn Mac Cool. Aine appears in folktales as "the best-hearted woman who ever lived – lucky in love and in money."
Who wouldn't love a name like this?!
ainemurphy  1/20/2005

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