Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AY(Irish)
EE(Irish)
UGH(Scottish)
U(Scottish)
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Meaning & History

From Old Irish 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)
DiminutiveAodhán(Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesAden, Aidan, Aiden, Aydan, Ayden(English) Áed, Áedán, Áedh(Old Irish)
Surname DescendantsHayes, Hughes, Key, Keyes, Keys, Mac Aodha, Magee, Malloye, McGee, McKee, Molloy, Mulloy, Ó hAodha, Ó Maol Aodha(Irish) Hughes, MacKay, Magee, McCoy, McGee, McKay, McKee(Scottish) MacAoidh(Scottish Gaelic)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022