Gender: Male Pronunciation: ee Meaning of Aodh: "fire" Origin of Aodh: Gaelic

The name Aodh is a boy's name of Gaelic origin meaning "fire". Aodh and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Fire and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

From the experts:

Aodu was common in early Scotland, unworkable in modern America--it would be better to go with the modern Anglicization: Hugh. Pronounced 'ee', it was the name of the Celtic sun god.

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Essa Says:


How does Hugh sound anything like Ee!? Fair enough, find a anglicised equivalent but surely Hugh can not be the closest. I'm not usually a fan of changing spellings but I agree that with a lot of Irish names it is needed otherwise that child is going to have a nightmare of a time repeating the pronunciation and spelling. Ee, is the obvious choice but it looks too simple and unfinished to be a name. Eegh could work, but there's risk of the Eeg or even Egg pronunication. Eigh (like Leigh) would make sense but I think people would pronounce it like Eight without the t. Eagh? I still think it'll come out as Ay rather than Ee, perhaps Eeagh would work best. No wonder this name hasn't caught on in any anglicised way.