Origin of the name AODH.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name AODH.
ee. Modern Irish Gaelic form of Celtic Áed, meaning
"fire." Also see Aoidh
In mythology, this is the name of a sun
Aodh, Aedhan, were far more popular
names than those derived from Hu... and
two Aoidhs reigned, the one in Connaught, the other in Scotland, in 570;
and to the latter of these, called by Scottish historians Aidan, or
they ascribe the foundation of their capital; but it was at that time in
the possession of the Angles, and if called after any Aodh, it must have
been after an earlier one. The Irish Aodh is said to have been
about to expel the bards, but to have been prevented by the intercession
of St. Columb.
... The MacAodhas of Ireland were once many in number;
and became MacHugh or Magee; in Scotland, Mackay; or were sometimes
translated into Hughson or Hewson. But the most interesting person
so called is known to us as Aidan.
(History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)