What does Aoife mean?
Aoife /aoi-fe/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Affiliated girl name: Eve.more]
How popular is Aoife?
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. Variants like Jieva are seldom used. Usage of these girl names is at its most widespread today (usage of 0.4217%). 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)
A recommended similar baby name is Avie. Like Aoife, this name is not commonly used.