Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AY(Irish)

Meaning & History

From the old Irish name Áed, which meant "fire". This was a very popular name in early Ireland, being borne by numerous figures in Irish mythology and several high kings. It has been traditionally Anglicized as Hugh.

Related Names

VariantÁed(Irish Mythology)
DiminutivesAodhán(Irish) Aodhán(Scottish) Áedán, Aodhán(Irish Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesÁed, Áedán, Áedh(Ancient Irish) Aden, Aidan, Aiden, Aydan, Ayden(English)

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Entry updated July 2, 2017