Name: Ailbhe

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ailbhe

  • Meaning:
    White
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (AL vuh)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Ailbhe)
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Miscellaneous Info for Ailbhe

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  • Used in:
    Gaelic speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    This name is probably derived from the old root 'albho' ("white"). One of the most famous bearer of the name was Ailbhe Gruadbrecc who was rated third in the list of 'the four best women in Ireland that ever lay with a man' compiled, or at least cited, by Cailte, a warrior of the Fianna. It was also used as a male name, of whose bearers one of the most famous is St Ailbhe, of Emly, Co. Tipperary, who was a contemporary of St Patrick. The male name has been anglicized as Alby.

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