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What does Aodh mean?

Aodh Pronunciation of Aodh [aodh] as a boys' name is pronounced ee. It is of Scottish, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Aodh is "fire". Modern form of the Old Gaelic name Aed. Mythology: name of the Celtic sun god. It was a common personal name since long ago, and from the later Middle Ages onwards, was commonly anglicized as Hugh and Eugene. This name is the source form of Aidan and McCoy.

Associated with: scottish, irish, fire, modern, old, mythology, sun (star).


Aodh has 1 variant: Aodhagan.

Related boy names: Aden, Conley, Coy and Egan.

6 more alternative forms via Aidan, Eugene, Hugh: Aedan, Aiden, Aidyn, Aydan, Ayden and Aydin.

1 feminine form: Aidan.

Creative forms:
(male) Aodey, Aodhi, ..

(female) Aoda, Aodha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aodh Willie (A.W.), ..

How popular is Aodh?

Aodh is an unusual first name for males. Aodh is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Aodh (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 are Aiden (#13 in recent rankings), Ayden (#87), Aidan (#185), Aden (#369), Aydin (#802), Eugene (#822), Hugh (#849), Aydan (#961), Aidyn (#1098), Aedan (#1135), Coy (#1289) and Conley (#1922). Adoption of these relations of Aodh was at its highest in 2008 (usage of 1.6%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 1.2%, 23%), but with versions like Coy becoming somewhat dated. Eugene has generally been the top pick of parents, although Aydin appears to be gaining favor too. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aydan, Ayden, Aydin, Conley, Coy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eugene, Hugh in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aidan, Aiden, Ayden, Hugh outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aodh is alike in pronunciation to Aad, Ad, Ade, Ed, Edd and Wade. Other suggested similar names are Aadi, Abda, Abdi, Addy, Adi, Ado, Aldo, Andy, Arch, Ard, Arda, Ardy and Ash. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aodh.

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