Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AL-va(Irish)
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Meaning & History

From Old Irish Ailbe, possibly derived from the old Celtic root *albiyo- "world, light, white" or Old Irish ail "rock". In Irish legend this was the name of a female warrior of the Fianna. It was also the name of a 6th-century masculine saint, the founder of a monastery at Emly.

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VariantsAlby, Elva(Irish) Ailbe(Irish Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesAilbe(Old Irish)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022