Aoife (pronounced: "EEE-fah") is a female first name. It is a very common Irish name.

Aoife is Gaelic for "beauty" and also means "life."

According to Irish legend, Aoife was a warrior princess. She fought against her sister Scathach for sometime until she was defeated in head-to-head combat by another warrior named Cuculainn. Eventually she became friends again with her sister.

Other beautiful but initially difficult-to-pronounce Irish names for girls include Maeve (pronounced "Mayve"), Ciara (pronounced "Kira"), Niamh (pronounced "Neeve"), and Chloe (pronounced "Klo-EEE"... which is actually a Greek name but is still quite popular in Ireland).

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