Meaning and name origin
Aoife \ao(i)-fe\ as a girl's 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, and was borne by several heroines in ancient Irish legend. Eva is the anglicized form.
For more information, see also the related girl name Eve.
Aoife is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Aoife for girls. Aoife reached its highest rank of #1 in Ireland in 2000. (2014 statistics).