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What does Aislinn mean?

Aislinn Pronunciation of Aislinn as a girls' name is pronounced ASH-lin. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Aislinn is "dream, vision". Not in use as a given name during the Middle Ages, but was adopted as part of the Irish revival in the 20th century. Ashling is the anglicized form. Though not related in origin, the names Alice and Esther have been used before as English forms of Aislinn.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, dream, 20th century (modern)


VARIANTS Aishling, Aislin, Aisling, Aislyn, Aislynn, Ashling, Ashlynn, Isleen




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How popular is Aislinn?

Aislinn is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Aislinn is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Aislinn was first listed in 1992 and reached its apex rank of #886 in the U.S. in 2018. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Alice (#71 FROM RECENT DATA), Esther (#153), Ashlynn (#567), Aislynn (#1469), Aishling, Aisling and Aislyn are the prominent variation forms of Aislinn (#886) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Ailie, are uncommon. These relations of Aislinn were at the height of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (AVERAGE #1505) and have become significantly less popular since (#1143, 80%), with versions such as Alice becoming somewhat dated. Esther has been the most prevalent, though Alice is now higher in the list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aislinn, Aislyn, Aislynn, Alice, Ashlynn, Esther in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aishling, Aisling, Alice, Esther outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aislinn is pronounced similarly to Aileen, Ailene, Aillin, Ailyn, Aline, Alline, Allynn, Aylin and Eilin. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abalina, Aceline, Adalin, Adalina, Adaline, Adalynn, Adelina, Adelind, Adeline, Adelynn, Adline, Agilina, Aibhlin, Ailani, Aili, Ailis, Ailish, Ailith, Ailli, Ainslie, Airin, Airina, Airlia, Aishia, Aisia, Aisiah, Akilina, Alina, Allina, Alsina, Amalina, Amaline, Amelina, Ameline, Anslie, Aoibhinn, Arlina, Arline, Arlynn, Ashlin, Ashlinn, Ashlinne (see Ashlynn), Austin, Austina, Austine, Avalynn, Avelina, Aveline, Avlynn, Ayslin, Ayslyn, Caitlinn, Darlinn, Edlinn, Eirinn, Jaslynn, Jilliann, Joslynn, Justinn, Kaitlinn, Kaylinn, Lilliann, Marlinn, Rosalinn, Roselinn and Roslynn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aislinn.

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