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What does Aoife mean?

Aoife /aoi-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.

Associated with: scottish, irish, goddess, heroines, warrior, princess, ancient, legend (mythology)


Aoife has 1 variant: Aoibhe.

Affiliated girl name: Eve.

Aoife has 1 more alternative form via Eva: Evie.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Aife, Aoifei, ..

(male) Aoile, Aoiva, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name statistics 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)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Aoife and associated names. Aoibhe, Eva (#82 last year), Eve (#460) and Evie (#501) are the popular variation forms of Aoife rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Aoife reached its most widespread 124 years ago (adoption of 0.55%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.33%, 40% less). Eve and Evie are two of the more fashionable names for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eva, Eve, Evie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aoife, Aoibhe, Eva, Eve, Evie outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Adie, Adine, Agie, Aide, Aime, Aine, Alice, Alie, Aline, Alise, Aliye, Alize, Aloise, Amice, Amie, Amiee, Anice, Anise, Arie, Atifa, Avice, Avie and Azize. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aoife.