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

Aodh Origin and Meaning

The name Aodh is a boy's name of Gaelic origin meaning "fire".

Aodh, the name of the Celtic sun god meaning fire, was common in early Scotland. But Aodh is unworkable in modern America--it would be better to go with the modern Anglicization: Hugh or the even newer Aiden. Pronounced 'ee', it's one of the less usable ancient mythological names.

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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.