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Origin of the name AINE.
Etymology of the name AINE.
Meaning of the baby name AINE.


AINÈ.  Pronounced Awna.  Old Irish name variously rendered by authors:  "harmony, melody, music" (Charnock, see Auna); "joy" or "praise," and also "fasting" (Yonge).  This was the name of a granddaughter of King Lear, and sister to Aoidheal.

... Ainè, the daughter of Eogah-hal, was looked on as queen of the fairies of South Munster, and her abode was said to be Cnoc Aine or Knockany, the Hill of Aine, in county Limerick...
Ainè continued to be a favourite name in Ireland for many centuries; but in later times it has become the practice to Anglicize it as Anna and Hannah, and possibly Anastasia, though this may have more directly from the Greek.  In 705 reigned a Scottish king called Ainbhceallach the Good... It is evident then that Ainè came to Scotland with other Gaelic names. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)


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