Aislinn Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Aisling:
Derived from the Irish aisling (dream, vision, day-dream). The name has been Anglicized as Esther.
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- Nicknames for Aislinn
Ais, Ace, Acey, Linn, Daisy
Ash, Ashy, and Linn if you pronounce the name correctly.
- Meanings and history of the name Aislinn
From Gaelic, meaning "dream, vision". This name first came to popular attention in 1974 through Kathleen E. Woodiwiss' best-selling romance novel "The Wolf and the Dove", in which the beautiful heroine was named Aislinn. This book began a wave of popular romance novel characters with Gaelic names. They, along with other popular works such as Fleetwood Mac's 1977 hit song "Rhiannon", began a strong trend in the U.S. for previously unknown names from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Other names of this genre include Conor, Aidan, and Gavin for boys, and Maeve, Morgan, and Caitlin for girls.
Variant of AISLING
- Famous real-life people named Aislinn
Aislinn Paul - an actress who plays Clare on the teen hit show Degrassi.
- Aislinn in song, story & screen
Aislinn of Darkenwald, heroine of Kathleen E. Woodiwiss' novel "The Wolf and the Dove"
Aislinn is the name of the queen in Dragonheart, played by Julie Christie
Aislinn is the name of the main character in the book "Wicked Lovely"