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What does Ailbhe mean?

Ailbhe Pronunciation of Ailbhe [ailb-he] as a girls' name is pronounced al-by, al-vy. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ailbhe is "white". From albho. The name of a legendary female warrior and a miracle-working saint.

Associated with: irish, white, legendary (mythology), warrior, saint.


Ailbhe has 8 variants: Ailbe, Alby, Alva, Alvy, Elli, Elva, Elvy and Oilbhe.

Related girl name: Elvis.

Creative forms:
(female) Ailban, Ailbia, ..

(male) Ailbad, Ailbre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ailbhe Maren (A.M.), ..

How popular is Ailbhe?

Ailbhe is a rare given name for women. Ailbhe is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ailbhe reached its apex position of #93 in Ireland in 2012, and is at #95 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ailbhe name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Ailbhe are Elva, Elli and Alva. Usage of these relations of Ailbhe was common among parents a century ago (average #1154), but now, versions like Elva have become somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alva, Elli, Elva in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ailbhe is pronounced similarly to Elbe. Other recommended names are Abbe, Abbee, Abbie, Abilene, Abiline, Adline, Agathe, Aidah, Aide, Aidee, Aiesha, Ailee, Aileen, Aileene, Ailene, Ailey, Ailie, Ailis, Ailish, Ailith, Aillie, Aillin, Ailsa, Ailse, Aime, Aimee, Aimie, Ainah, Aisha, Aithne, Alane, Alba, Albane, Albia, Albine, Alcee, Alene, Alfie, Alfre, Alice, Alie, Aline, Alise, Aliye, Alize, Alle, Allene, Allfie, Allice, Allie, Alline, Allure, Allyce, Allyne, Allyse, Aloe, Aloha, Alpha, Altha, Althea, Alvie, Alyce, Alyne, Amable, Anthe, Aoibhe, Arlee, Arlene, Arline, Arlyne, Ashbie, Aubre, Ayshe and Elshe. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ailbhe.

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