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Gender: Female Pronunciation: AY-lish Meaning of Ailis: "noble" Origin of Ailis: Irish form of ALICE

The name Ailis is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "noble". Ailis and is often added to lists like Names with Inspirational Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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This attractive and unique Irish form of Alice can also be found in the phonetic form AILISH. It was introduced into Ireland by the Normans in the French form ALIZ.

Ailis was the name of a notorious fourteenth century witch from Kilkenny. Ailis the Beautiful, a contemporary of King Arthur, had her face covered by a veil so people wouldn't faint (or die) from the sight of her beauty.

Nicknames include Ailie and Lissa.

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irishdancer428 Says:


I think if they pronounce it ay-liss by mistake it won't be that far off from ay-lish, so it wouldn't matter too much

berry_chick Says:


Whoever named this is going to have to repeatedly correct others that there is a -sh at the end.