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What does Ailbe mean?

Ailbe Pronunciation of Ailbe [ailbe] as a girls' name means "white". Ailbe is a variant form of Ailbhe (Irish, Gaelic): from albho.

Associated with: white.


Ailbe has 1 variant: Oilbhe.

3 more different relations via Ailbhe: Alby, Alva and Alvy.

Creative forms:
(female) Ailba, Ailde, ..

(male) Ailai, Ailme, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ailbe Carlee (A.C.), ..

How popular is Ailbe?

Ailbe is an unusual first name for women. Ailbe is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Alva and Ailbhe are the popular variation forms of Ailbe (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Oilbhe, are seldom used. These forms of Ailbe reached the apex of their popularity in the 1890s (median #1199). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alva in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ailbhe, Alva outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ailbe is pronounced similarly to Elbe. Other recommended names are Abbe, Aide, Aidee, Aila, Ailee, Aileen, Ailene, Ailey, Aili, Ailie, Ailis, Ailli, Aillie, Ailsa, Ailse, Ailyn, Aime, Aimee, Aimie, Aine, Alba, Alie, Alle, Allie, Aloe, Arlee, Arlie and Niobe. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ailbe.

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