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

The name Aisling is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "dream, vision". Aisling and is often added to lists like Mystical Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Aisling is currently a very popular Irish name for girls. 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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Comments

Starelli Says:

2017-05-28T14:11:31

I knew a girl who pronounced it phonetically, like "Ais-ling."

Toya B Says:

2017-01-05T20:42:43

I know a Ciara Aisling, who pronounces it as Ashling, as said. It's a lovely name, but especially with two Irish names she gets a lot of confusion. It took so long for people at school to pronounce even her first name correctly, and I'm not sure whether they will ever remember Aisling...

eveyalecia Says:

2017-01-05T19:04:50

I knew a girl growing up with this name, but she pronounced it Aze-ling. I prefer that to ash-lin and ash-ling, but ash-LEEN is pretty.

KaidenC Says:

2016-10-17T10:05:47

I actually know someone with this name, and she pronounces it as ACE-ling

SimoneKadele Says:

2016-03-01T03:04:44

I love this name. As someone else said, it reminds me of the forest sprite in The Secret of Kells. It's everything Ashley might have been a couple decades ago.

caetano Says:

2016-02-09T17:15:43

I like it pronounced ace-ling

AriellaBar Says:

2015-11-01T22:33:02

I LOVE this magical name. I think of that forest fairy girl in The Secret of Kells.

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-10-07T11:56:43

I prefer the incorrect pronunciation Aze-ling

actingfun Says:

2015-09-20T12:51:52

I like the pronunciations ASH-lin and ash-LEEN. ASH-ling reminds me of ducklings, lol.

yvonne_virginia Says:

2015-06-06T17:00:01

I love this name, though I was sort of disappointed that the unique 'A-sling' or 'Ace-ling' that I thought it was was not the real pronunciation, and that it was pronouced like the more common 'Ashlynn.'

Theosmum Says:

2014-07-17T13:27:45

This is a beautiful name! I would use it.