Ailbhe Name Meaning & Origin

Ailbhe

Pronunciation: Al-və (key)

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Nicknames for Ailbhe

Ali, Alvie, Albey

Meanings and history of the name Ailbhe

Traditional Irish Gaelic from Old Irish albho "white." In medieval times this was a boy's name, but it is now mainly used as a girl's name.
Pronounced : AL-vah

Possibly derived from the old Gaelic root albho meaning "white". In Irish legend this was the name of a female warrior of the Fianna. It was also the name of a 6th-century masculine saint.

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