Aifric (Middle Irish Affraic) is an Irish language female given name. Affraic is attested as a name borne by women of Gaelic background, between the 8th and 15th centuries. Described as "now very rare" in 1923, it has been revived somewhat in Ireland as part of a general increase in the use of Irish-language names.
Bearers of the name
- Aifricci, abbess of Kildare, died 743.
- Affraic, abbess of Kildare, died 833.
- Affraic, daughter of Fergus of Galloway who married Óláfr Guðrøðarson in the 1130s
- Affreca de Courcy, wife of John de Courcy and daughter of Guðrøðr Óláfsson, died in or after 1216.
- Aiffric, daughter of Briain Ui Raighillaigh and wife of Briain Meg Tigernain, died 1365.
- Aiffric, daughter of Aodh Uí Néill and wife of Henri Aimhreidh Uí Néill, died 1389.
- Aiffric, daughter of Ua Banain and wife Philip Mag Uidhir, died 1468.
- Aiffric, daughter of Emaínn son of Tomas Mag Uidhir and wife of wife of Cairpre, son of Aedh Ua Neill, died 1479.
- Aifric Mac Aodha, poet and editor of Irish language journal Comhar, born 1979.
- Aifric Campbell, author.
- Afric McGlinchey, poet, book editor , reviewer  and critic ; winner of the 2010 Hennessy Poetry Award . Lives in West Cork.
- Aifric - title character of an Irish-language TV series aimed at young teenagers.
- "When Aifric and I put in at that little creek", a poem by Paul Muldoon.
- Woulfe, Patrick (1923). "Aifric". Irish names and surnames.
- O'Brien, Kathleen M. (26 March 2008). "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Affraic". medievalscotland.org. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
- Oram, Richard Duncan (1988), The lordship of Galloway c. 1000 to c. 1250 (PhD thesis), University of St Andrews, pp. 79–80
- "Aifric Mac Aodha". The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. Queen's University Belfast. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- Singh, Anita (8 Mar 2012). "Orange Prize for Fiction: ex-City trader on longlist". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- "New Series of TG4 s Aifric In Production". The Irish Film & Television Network. 3 Aug 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- Quinney, Laura (23 October 2003). "In the Studebaker (review of Moy Sand and Gravel by Paul Muldoon)". London Review of Books. 25 (20): 20–21. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
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