Aisling

Gender:girl

Meaning:maiden spirit

Origin:Gaelic

Pronunciation:ash ling

Variations:Aisling, Aishling, Aisleyne, Aislin, Aislinn, Aislynn, Ashleen, Ashlyn, Ashlynne, Eislinn, Isleen

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While it may have a deceptive pronunciation, Aisling is a lovely and quintessentially Irish baby girl name. However, it would be a great choice for any little girl – Irish or otherwise!

Detailed Meaning

Aisling is a feminine name of Old Gaelic origin. In Irish Gaelic mythology, and in Irish poetry, the aisling figure is a maiden who stands metaphorically for the spirit of the land and country of Ireland. This is a very patriotic Irish name.

Famous People With This Name

Aisling Loftus is a British actress best known for her role in “Mr. Selfridge.”Aisling Franciosi is a Irish-Italian actress who plays Lyanna Stark on “Game of Thrones.” Aisling Bea is an Irish comedian and actress.

Possible Nicknames

Possible nickname options for Aisling include Ash and Ashy/Ashie.

Related Names

Aisling can also be spelt Aishling, Aisleyne, Aislin, Aisling, Aislinn, Aislynn, Ashleen, Ashlyn, Ashlynne, Eislinn and Isleen.

Stories Featuring This Name

Aisling is a young faerie character in the animated series “The Secret of Kells.” Aisling ‘Ash’ McCarthy is a main character in Ali Smith’s novel, “Like.” Aisling is a character in the Irish animated series, “Ballybraddan.”

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