Origin of the name AOIDHNE.
Etymology of the name AOIDHNE.
Meaning of the baby name AOIDHNE.
feminine form of Aodh
(q.v.), meaning "fire." Once a distinguished name, but now
disused. The same as Eithne.
(History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884). Ena
is an Anglicized form, based on the pronunciation. (Irish Names and Surnames, Woulfe, 1906).
... From Brian his descendants
are generally called Hi-Bruin, and those of his brother Hi-Fiacre.
From Brian sprung first, O'Connor-Don, with the different branches of
this name, O'Reily, O'Ruark,... From Fiachra are descended O'Heyne,
prince of Ibh-Fiachra Aoidhne, O'Shagnessy, O'Dowd,... (A
General History of Ireland, O'Halloran, v.2, 1778)