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

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 Franciosi, Irish actress
Aisling Sistrunk, American actress
Aisling O'Sullivan, Irish actress
Aisling Daly, Irish mixed martial artist
Aisling Bea, Irish actress/comedienne
Aisling Jarvis, daughter of Irish singer Moya Brennan

Pop Culture References for the name Aisling

Aisling O'Connor, character in "Light a Penny Candle" by Maeve Binchy
Aisling, forest spirit in the 2009 animated film "The Secret of Kells"
Aisling Grey, main character in Katie MacAlister's Guardian series
Aisling, main character in "Ash" by Malinda Lo
Aisling, Fey character in Laurell K. Hamilton's Meredith Gentry series
Aisling 'Ash' McCarthy, main character in Ali Smith's "Like"
Aisling, character in the Irish animated TV series "Ballybraddan"
Aisling, character in Juliet Marillier's Sevenwaters trilogy
Aisling, character in Marie Jones' "Stones in His Pockets"