A Names – Irish baby names starting with A

View the meaning and learn how pronounce Irish baby names starting with A. A Names are incredible popular for both boys and girls. Each A name has spoken audio so you can listen as names that start with A are read and get the correct Irish pronunciation and meaning.

Aedan

Meaning of the Irish name Aedan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aedan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: A diminutive form of the name Aed meaning “”fire”” and would imply “”born of fire.”” It became a popular name in honour of St. Aidan of Iona (c. 630 AD) who founded a famous monastery on the island of Lindisfarne which he used as a base to evangalize the North of England. In art Aidan is usually represented as a stag, a reference to the legend that he saved a deer that was being hunted by making it invisible.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Aedan Aodhan

PRONUNCIATION: “”aid + an”” or “”aid + on””

ENGLISH: Aidan or Aiden

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Aengus

Meaning of the Irish name Aengus. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aengus so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From aon “”excellent”” and gus “”strength, vigor.”” Aengus was the god of love and of youth. His words were as sweet as honey, attracting bees and birds. He fell deeply in love with a beautiful girl he saw in a dream and passed through many trials, including turning himself into a swan, to win her love. The poet William Butler Yeats immortalised his search in “”The Song of Wandering Aengus:”” I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a hazel wand, And hooked a berry to a thread; And when white moths were on the wing, And moth-like stars were flickering out, I dropped the berry in a stream, And caught a little silver trout.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Aengus Aonghus Oengus

PRONUNCIATION: “”eng + iss””

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Aidan

Meaning of the name Aidan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aidan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: A diminutive form of the name Aed meaning “”fire”” and would imply “”born of fire.”” It became a popular name in honour of St. Aidan of Iona (c. 630 AD) who founded a famous monastery on the island of Lindisfarne which he used as a base to evangalize the North of England. In art Aidan is usually represented as a stag, a reference to the legend that he saved a deer that was being hunted by making it invisible.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Aidan Aedan Aodhan

PRONUNCIATION: “aid + an” or “aid + on”

ENGLISH: Aidan

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Aiden

Meaning of the name Aiden. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aiden so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: A diminutive form of the name Aed meaning “”fire”” and would imply “”born of fire.”” It became a popular name in honour of St. Aidan of Iona (c. 630 AD) who founded a famous monastery on the island of Lindisfarne which he used as a base to evangalize the North of England. In art Aidan is usually represented as a stag, a reference to the legend that he saved a deer that was being hunted by making it invisible.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Aiden Aedan Aodhan

PRONUNCIATION: “aid + an” or “aid + on”

ENGLISH: Aiden

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Ailbe

Meaning of the Irish name Ailbe. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ailbe so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From an old Irish word meaning “”white,”” the 6th century St. Ailbe was associated with the monastery at Emly in County Tipperary. The local people requested that he bless a river that had no fish. St. Ailbe did and that very day the river was filled with an abundance of fish. The people built five churches in St. Ailbe’s honor at the best fishing spots along the river. Ailbe may be used for a boy or a girl.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Ailbe

PRONUNCIATION: “”all + bay””

ENGLISH: Alby

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Ailill

Meaning of the Irish name Ailill. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ailill so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From the Irish ailleacht “”beauty.”” Ailill was the young husband of Queen Maebh, chosen by her because he was “”a man without meaness, fear or jealosy, a match for my own greatness.”” His argument with Maebh over who had the greater herd of cattle led to The Cattle Raid of Cooley (read the legend), one of the greatest epic tales in Irish mythology.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Ailill

PRONUNCIATION: “”all + yill””

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Alby

Meaning of the name Alby. Listen and learn how to pronounce Alby so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: From an old Irish word meaning “”white,”” the 6th century St. Ailbe was associated with the monastery at Emly in County Tipperary. The local people requested that he bless a river that had no fish. St. Ailbe did and that very day the river was filled with an abundance of fish. The people built five churches in St. Ailbe’s honor at the best fishing spots along the river. Ailbe may be used for a boy or a girl.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Alby Ailbe

PRONUNCIATION: “all + bay”

ENGLISH: Alby

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Alroy

Meaning of the Irish name Alroy. Listen and learn how to pronounce Alroy so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From rua “”red”” and would make an appropriate name for a red-headed child.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Alroy

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Ardan

Meaning of the Irish name Ardan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ardan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From ardanach meaning “”high aspiration.”” Ardan was one of the sons of Usna who helped Deirdre escape to Scotland so that she would not be forced to marry King Conchobhar MacNessa.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Ardan

PRONUNCIATION: “”are + dawn””

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Art

Meaning of the Irish name Art. Listen and learn how to pronounce Art so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: In Ireland a seperate name from Arthur it comes from an ancient word for “”a bear,”” used in the sense of “”outstanding warrior”” or “”champion.”” A pagan High King of Ireland, Art’s rule was so honest that two angels hovered over him in battle.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Art

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ENGLISH: Arthur

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Arthur

Meaning of the name Arthur. Listen and learn how to pronounce Arthur so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: In Ireland a seperate name from Arthur it comes from an ancient word for “”a bear,”” used in the sense of “”outstanding warrior”” or “”champion.”” A pagan High King of Ireland, Art’s rule was so honest that two angels hovered over him in battle.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Arthur Art

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ENGLISH: Arthur

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Aednat

Meaning of the Irish name Aednat. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aednat so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: The feminine of the name Aidan meaning “little fire.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Aednat

PRONUNCIATION: ey + nit”

ENGLISH: Enat, Ena

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Aibhlinn

Meaning of the Irish name Aibhlinn. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aibhlinn so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: A name thought to have Norman roots that means “wished-for” or “longed-for child.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Aibhlinn Aibhilin

PRONUNCIATION: ave + leen”

ENGLISH: Eveleen, Eveline, Evelyn

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Aibreann

Meaning of the Irish name Aibreann. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aibreann so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Aibreann is April in the Irish language.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Aibreann Aibrean

PRONUNCIATION: ab + rawn”

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Aideen

Meaning of the Irish name Aideen. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aideen so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Formed like Aidan from aed ”fire.” Aideen loved her husband Oscar, a grandson of Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend), so much that when he fell in battle she died of a broken heart.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Aideen

PRONUNCIATION: ay + deen”

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Ailbe

Meaning of the Irish name Ailbe. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ailbe so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From an old Irish word meaning “white,” the 6th century St. Ailbe was associated with the monastery at Emly in County Tipperary. The local people requested that he bless a river that had no fish. St. Ailbe did and that very day the river was filled with an abundance of fish. The people built five churches in St. Ailbe’s honor at the best fishing spots along the river. Ailbe may be used for a boy or a girl.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Ailbe

PRONUNCIATION: all + bay”

ENGLISH: Alby

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Aileen

Meaning of the Irish name Aileen. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aileen so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Ancient Irish name from ail ”noble.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Aileen Ailene

PRONUNCIATION: ay + leen”

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Ailis

Meaning of the Irish name Ailis. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ailis so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Irish version of the Norman Alice or Alicia from Elizabeth “God is my oath.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Ailis Ailish Eilis Eilish

PRONUNCIATION: ay + lish”

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Aine

Meaning of the Irish name Aine. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aine so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Ancient Irish name from the noun aine that means “splendor, radiance, brilliance.” Aine is connected with fruitfulness and prosperity. The queen of the Munster fairies was called Aine as was one of the wives of Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend). Aine appears in folktales as “the best-hearted woman who ever lived – lucky in love and in money.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Aine

PRONUNCIATION: awn + ye”

ENGLISH: Anya, Anna, Hannah

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Alannah

Meaning of the Irish name Alannah. Listen and learn how to pronounce Alannah so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Adding a to leanbh, the word for “child” in Irish, brings a sense of warmth – “O child” or “darling child.” A favored name in Ireland with all three spellings.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Alannah Alanna Alana

PRONUNCIATION: a + lan + a”

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Alby

Meaning of the name Alby. Listen and learn how to pronounce Alby so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: From an old Irish word meaning “white,” the 6th century St. Ailbe was associated with the monastery at Emly in County Tipperary. The local people requested that he bless a river that had no fish. St. Ailbe did and that very day the river was filled with an abundance of fish. The people built five churches in St. Ailbe’s honor at the best fishing spots along the river. Ailbe may be used for a boy or a girl.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Alby Ailbe

PRONUNCIATION: all + bay”

ENGLISH: Alby

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Anna

Meaning of the name Anna. Listen and learn how to pronounce Anna so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: Ancient Irish name from the noun aine that means “splendor, radiance, brilliance.” Aine is connected with fruitfulness and prosperity. The queen of the Munster fairies was called Aine as was one of the wives of Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend). Aine appears in folktales as “the best-hearted woman who ever lived – lucky in love and in money.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Anna Aine

PRONUNCIATION: awn + ye”

ENGLISH: Anna

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Anya

Meaning of the name Anya. Listen and learn how to pronounce Anya so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: Ancient Irish name from the noun aine that means “splendor, radiance, brilliance.” Aine is connected with fruitfulness and prosperity. The queen of the Munster fairies was called Aine as was one of the wives of Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend). Aine appears in folktales as “the best-hearted woman who ever lived – lucky in love and in money.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Anya Aine

PRONUNCIATION: awn + ye”

ENGLISH: Anya

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Aoibheann

Meaning of the Irish name Aoibheann. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aoibheann so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: aoibhinn ”pleasant, beautiful sheen, of radiant beauty.” Often interpreted as “little Eve.” One Aoibheann was the mother of St. Enda of Aran who died c. 530 AD.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Aoibheann

PRONUNCIATION: eve + een”

ENGLISH: Eavan

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Aoife

Meaning of the Irish name Aoife. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aoife so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: “beautiful, radiant, joyful.” Known as the greatest woman warrior in the world, Aoife was the mother of Cuchulainn’s (read the legend) only son, Connlach. Aoife Dearg (“Red Aoife”) was a daughter of a king of Connacht who had her marriage arranged by St. Patrick himself. In 2003 Aoife was the third most popular Irish girls name for babies in Ireland.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Aoife

PRONUNCIATION: ee + fa”

ENGLISH: Eva, Ava

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Famous People with the Irish name Aoife: Aoife Walsh who won Miss Ireland in 2013. You can view Aoife Walsh personal twitter page here.

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Ashling

Meaning of the Irish name Ashling. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ashling so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From aislinge which means “a vision” or “a dream,” Aisling is the name given to a popular poetic genre from the 17th and 18th centuries in which Ireland is personified as a beautiful woman in peril. A very popular name in Ireland now.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Ashling Aislin Aislinn

PRONUNCIATION: ash + ling”

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Ava

Meaning of the name Ava. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ava so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: “beautiful, radiant, joyful.” Known as the greatest woman warrior in the world, Aoife was the mother of Cuchulainn’s (read the legend) only son, Connlach. Aoife Dearg (“Red Aoife”) was a daughter of a king of Connacht who had her marriage arranged by St. Patrick himself. In 2003 Aoife was the third most popular Irish girls name for babies in Ireland.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Ava Aoife

PRONUNCIATION: ee + fa”

ENGLISH: Ava

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