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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 Irish Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Ailis

Ailis Ni Riain, Irish classical composer
Ailis McSweeney, Irish sprinter
Ailis Egan, Irish rugby union player
Ailis, a 14th-century Irish witch
Ailise Agate, German/American blogger

Pop Culture References for the name Ailis

Ailis the Beautiful, a contemporary of legendary King Arthur