Friday, September 9, 2011


Today's name: Aisling (female)

Pronunciation: ASH-ling

Potential nicknames: Ash, Aishli, Li, Lin

Variant forms: Ashlin, Aislin, Aislinn, Aishlinn, Aishling, Aislyn, Aislynn, Aislynne, Ashling, Ashlynn, Ashlyn, Ashleen, Aishellyn, Aislee, Aisley, Ash, Ashly, Ashleen, Eislinn, Isleen, Islene, and possibly Iselin.

Origin: (1) An Irish Gaelic word name meaning "fantasy," "vision," or "dream." The most common meaning is "dream." This name was not used before the 20th century (when it was first created). This spelling (Aisling) is the anglicized form. (2) It may or may not be related to the name Ashley.

Popularity: There were 43 baby girls given this name in the U.S. in 2010 and 12 in 2011. However, in 2005 it was the 31st most popular girl's name in Ireland.


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