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Gender: F Pronunciation: EE-fa Meaning of Aoife: "beautiful, radiant" Origin of Aoife: Irish Gaelic

Aoife, pronounced EE-fa, is very popular in Ireland, as it is here in the easier-to-comprehend Anglo forms Ava or Eva.

Aoife was borne by several different heroines of ancient Irish legend. In one tale, she was the fiercest woman warrior in the world.

Related names are EABHA and AOIBHE, both currently popular in Ireland.

Famous People Named Aoife

Aoife Ní Fhearraigh, Irish singer
Aoife O'Donovan, American musician
Aoife Walsh, Miss Ireland 2013
Aoife Clancy, Irish singer of group Cherish The Ladies
Aoife Scott, Irish singer-songwriter; daughter of singer Frances Black
Aoife Hinds (b. 1991), daughter of actor Ciaran Hinds
Aoife Belle Foden (b. 2012), daughter of rugby union player Ben Foden and singer Una Healy of The Saturdays
Aoife Laffan, daughter of singer Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops and Michael Laffan

Pop Culture References for the name Aoife

Aoife is the twin sister of Scathach in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, and also in mythology

Aoife is Eve's sister who marries King Lir after her sister dies. She ends up cursing her 4 stepchildren into swans in the myth The Children of Lir.

Ava, Eva, Aife