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Gender: F Meaning of Aisling: "dream, vision" Origin of Aisling: Irish

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Aisling is currently a very popular name in Ireland. Pronounced variously as ASH-ling, ASH-lin or ash-LEEN, it was part of the revival of authentic Irish names in the twentieth century, and is now being sparingly used by U.S. parents in place of the dated Ashley--though often spelled phonetically as Ashlyn or Ashlynn.

An aisling is a poetic genre that developed in late seventeenth century Ireland, a type of patriotic-romantic poetry in which Ireland is addressed as a beautiful woman.

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Famous People Named Aisling

Aisling Loftus, Irish-English actress
Aisling Jarvis, daughter of Irish singer Moya Brennan
Aisling Sistrunk, American actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Aisling

Aisling O'Connor, a character in the book "Light a Penny Candle" by Maeve Binchy
Aisling, a forest spirit in the 2009 animated film "The Secret of Kells"
Aisling Grey, heroine in Katie MacAlister's Dragon novels