Aidan is the anglicized form of AODHÁN, which is from the old Irish name Áedán, a pet form of Áed which meant "fire". This name was borne by numerous figures in Irish mythology and several high kings.
Famous people whose first name is Aidan include:
- Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne (d. 651) a missionary who restored Christianity to Northumbria.
- Aidan Chambers, an English author.
- Aidan White, a journalist.
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