Aine - Meaning of Aine
[ 2 syll. ai-ne, ain-e ] The baby girl name Aine is pronounced AAN-YAA †. Aine's language of origin is Celtic. It is predominantly used in Gaelic and Irish. The name Aine means 'fire, brightness, splendor'. It is derived from the word aed with the meaning 'fire'. An old form of the name is Aodnait (Old Irish). The name was borne by a fertility goddess in legend, who was also known a fairy queen in Irish folklore; the kings of Munster claimed to be her descendants. She was also associated with Knockainey, also known as Aine's Hill, in County Limerick. This is one of the oldest Irish names.
In addition, Aine is a form of the English, Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish Eithne.
Aine is the feminine version of the Irish and Scottish Aodh.
Aine is not often used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Aine: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"