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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  1. A lot of people pronounce/ spell this incorrectly. In Irish ‘AOI’ is always pronounced eee. Aoife (eefa), Caoimhe (kweeva), Aoibheann (eeeven).
    The name pronounced ‘Aiveen’/ave-een is spelled Éabhín/ Éibhín or an anglicised version like Aiveen or Aibhín

    é = ay (like hay)
    í = ee
    á= aw (like awning)
    a= aah (like apple)
    e = eh (like the)

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