Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Aodh m. Old Irish áed 'fire'.

The name of an Irish god of the underworld, many numerous legendary, semi-legendary, and early Irish and Pictish kings, of two 6th C Irish saints, three 13th C Irish kings, a 14th C Irish king, and a 16th C rebel Irish king.

This name was often anglicized Hugh and occasionally as Odo (cf. Otto).

Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Aodh". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Aodh.