Gender Masculine
Usage Irish

Meaning & History

From the Old Irish name Áedán meaning "little fire", a diminutive of Áed (see Aodh). This name was borne by a 6th-century king of Dál Riata. It was also the name of a few early Irish saints, including a 6th-century bishop of Ferns and a 7th-century bishop of Lindisfarne.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAidan, Aden, Aiden, Aydan, Ayden(English) Áed, Aodh(Irish Mythology) Áed, Áedán, Áedh(Old Irish) Aodh(Scottish Gaelic)
User SubmissionAodhàn



Entry updated January 21, 2022