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

Aisling Origin and Meaning

The name Aisling is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "dream, vision".

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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Starelli Says:


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

Toya B Says:


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:


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:


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

SimoneKadele Says:


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:


I like it pronounced ace-ling

AriellaBar Says:


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

RoddyThlayli Says:


I prefer the incorrect pronunciation Aze-ling

actingfun Says:


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

yvonne_virginia Says:


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:


This is a beautiful name! I would use it.