What does Aoife mean?
Aoife \ao(i)-fe\ as a girls' name is pronounced EE-fya. It is of Scottish, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Aoife is "beautiful, radiant". From "aoibh" meaning beauty. The name has also been associated with Esuvia, a Gaulish goddess. It was also borne by several heroines and a warrior princess in ancient Irish legend. Eva is the anglicized form.
Aoife has 1 variant: Aoibhe.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Eve.
Aoife is an uncommon given name for women. Aoife is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Aoife for girls. Aoife reached its top position of #1 in Ireland in the year 2000, and is currently at #6. (2013 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Aoife and associated names. Aoibhe, Ava (#5 last year), Eva (#82), Evaline, Eve (#460) and Evie (#501) are the popular variation forms of Aoife rated in the Top 1000. Usage of this girl name is at its most widespread today. Ava (#5), Eva (#82), Eve (#460) and Evie (#501) are four of the more fashionable names for newborns here, with these names enjoying a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)