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Gender: Female Pronunciation: AWN-ya Meaning of Aine: "brightness, splendor" Origin of Aine: Irish

The name Aine is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "brightness, splendor". Aine and is often added to lists like Goddess Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Release the 20 C.O.B.R.A.S. -- the anti-elimination game! (Girls)".

From the experts:

More commonly seen here as Anya, this traditional yet unique Irish name belonged to the queen of the Munster fairies and is sprinkled throughout Irish folklore as an early Celtic goddess of summer and prosperity. One of the most popular baby names in Ireland, Aine's spelling and pronunciation might seem simple but could prove confusing in the U.S.

When the British cracked down on authentic Irish names in the seventeenth century, Aine was "translated" as Ann.

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Famous People Named Aine

Áine Minogue, Irish harpist and singer
Aine Lawlor, Irish radio and TV presenter
Aine Ni Mhuiri, Irish actress

Pop Culture References for the name Aine

Aine Elessedil, minor character in The Shannara Chronicles by Terry Brooks