Aoife also Aife [i ː f ʲ ə ], is a legendary figure in the Celtic mythology of Ireland, which is probably due to a Celtic deity.


In a tradition Aoife is a subsidiary Manannans, sister and wife of Aobh Lir. Another story ( Tochmarc emirs, " The wooing of Emer " ) calls her a warrior queen in Alba ( Scotland), with the Cu Chulainn must be measured in single combat. After defeating them, he begets a son with her named Connla. In the legend Aided Oenfir Aife ( "The death of Aifes only son " ) is reported as Cú Chulainn has to kill because of his intellectual Connla with the Gae Bolga.

Today Aoife is a popular female first name in Ireland.