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

The name Aoife is a girl's name of Irish Gaelic origin meaning "beautiful, radiant". Aoife and is often added to lists like Irish Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would be the perfect twin?".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Aoife

Aoife MacMurrough aka Eva of Leinster, Irish lady of Leinster and countess of Pembroke
Aoife Mulholland, Irish actress
Aoife Ní Fhearraigh, Irish singer
Aoife O'Donovan, American musician
Aoife Walsh, Miss Ireland 2013
Aoife McArdle, Irish film director
Aoife Mannion, English footballer
Aoife Hoey, Irish bobsledder
Aoife Kavanagh, Irish TV journalist
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, twin sister of Scathach in Irish mythology
Aoife, Eve's sister who marries King Lir after her sister dies and ends up cursing her 4 stepchildren into swans in the Irish myth The Children of Lir
Aoife, character in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, based on the myth
Aoife, main character in The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
Aoife Brubeck, character in The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Aoife Rabbitte, character in The Guts by Roddy Doyle
Aoife Riordan, character in Instructions For A Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell

Ava, Eva, Aife