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What does Aislinn mean?

Aislinn Pronunciation of Aislinn [ais-linn] as a girls' name is pronounced ASH-lin. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Aislinn is "dream, vision". Not in use as a given name during the Middle Ages, but was adopted as part of the Irish revival in the 20th century. Ashling is the anglicized form. Though not related in origin, the names Alice and Esther have been used before as English forms of Aislinn.

Associated with: irish, dream, 20th century (modern).


Aislinn has 8 variants: Aishling, Aislin, Aisling, Aislyn, Aislynn, Ashling, Ashlynn and Isleen.

3 more relations via Alice, Esther: Ailie, Aillie and Alisann.

Creative forms:
(female) Arlinn, Milinn, ..


Middle name pairings:
Aislinn Cielo (A.C.), ..

How popular is Aislinn?

Aislinn is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Aislinn is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Aislinn was first listed in 1992 and reached its apex rank of #960 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Alice (#87 from recent data), Esther (#203), Ashlynn (#375), Aislynn (#1442), Aislyn (#1847), Aisling and Aishling are the prominent variation forms of Aislinn (#960 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Ailie, are uncommon. These relations of Aislinn were at the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (average #1512) and have become significantly less popular since (#1114, 82%), with versions such as Alice becoming somewhat dated. Esther has been the most prevalent, though Alice is now higher in the list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aislinn, Aislyn, Aislynn, Alice, Ashlynn, Esther in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aishling, Aisling, Alice outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aislinn is pronounced similarly to Aileen, Ailene, Aillin, Ailyn, Aline, Alline, Allynn, Aylin and Eilin. Other recommended names are Abalina, Aceline, Adalin, Adalina, Adaline, Adalynn, Adelina, Adelind, Adeline, Adelynn, Adline, Agilina, Aibhlin, Ailani, Aili, Ailis, Ailish, Ailith, Ailli, Ainslie, Airin, Airina, Airlia, Aishia, Aisia, Aisiah, Akilina, Alina, Allina, Alsina, Amalina, Amaline, Amelina, Ameline, Anslie, Aoibhinn, Arlina, Arline, Arlynn, Ashlin, Ashlinn, Ashlinne (see Ashlynn), Austin, Austina, Austine, Avalynn, Avelina, Aveline, Avlynn, Ayslin, Ayslyn, Caitlinn, Darlinn, Edlinn, Eirinn, Jaslynn, Jilliann, Joslynn, Justinn, Kaitlinn, Kaylinn, Lilliann, Marlinn, Rosalinn, Roselinn and Roslynn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aislinn.

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