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What does Aithne mean?

Aithne Pronunciation of Aithne [aithne] as a girls' name is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Aithne is "fire". Feminine of Aidan.

ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, fire


VARIANTS Aine, Aithnea


(female) Althne, ..

(male) Aithad, ..

Aithne Raya (A.R.), ..

How popular is Aithne?

Aithne is an unusual given name for women. Aithne is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Aidan, Aiden and Aine are the prominent varying forms of Aithne (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). Adoption of these relations of Aithne was at its most widespread a decade ago. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aidan, Aiden in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Aithne is pronounced similarly to Eithne. Other suggested similar names are Adene, Adilene, Adine, Agathe, Aidana, Ailbe, Ailee, Aileene, Ailene, Ailie, Aillie, Ailyn, Airin, Aishah, Aivana, Aiyana, Alane, Alayne, Alcine, Aldene, Aldine, Aleine, Alenne, Aleyne, Alithea, Allene, Alline, Altha, Althaea, Althea, Althia, Alvine, Alwyne, Alyne, Amitie, Anne, Anthe, Ardene, Ardine, Arene, Ariadne, Arinne, Arjane, Arlyne, Arthene, Ashni, Asianne, Aston, Atha, Athena, Athene, Athie, Athina, Attie, Aubine, Audene, Austine, Austyne, Ayshe, Bethune, Brittne, Brityne (see Brittany), Daphne, Diane, Dianne, Dionne, Divine, Gitane, Liahne, Lianne, Riane, Rianne, Ruthine (see Ruth) and Simone. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aithne.

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