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Meaning and name origin

Aileen \a(i)-leen\ as a girl's name is pronounced eye-LEEN. It is of Norman origin. Scottish variant of Eileen; also variant of Evelyn.


Aileen has 41 variant forms: Aila, Ailee, Aileene, Ailene, Ailey, Ailli, Ailie, Aillin, Ailyn, Aleen, Alene, Aline, Alleen, Allene, Alline, Eileen, Eleen, Elleen, Ellene, Ileana, Ileane, Ileanna, Ileen, Ileene, Ilene, Iliana, Iliane, Illianna, Illeanne, Illene, Leana, Leanah, Leanna, Leannah, Lena, Lenah, Liana, Lianna, Liannah, Lina and Linah.

For more information, see also related girl names Eibhlin and Helen.


Aileen is a very popular first name for females (#685 out of 4276, Top 16%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Aileen for girls. Aileen reached its highest rank of #315 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aileen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aileen outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Aileen and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Evelyn (#16), Lena (#279), Helen (#404), Aileen (#562), Liana (#582), Eileen (#711), Leanna (#725), Lina (#767), Iliana (#830), Leana, Aleen, Ileana, Allene, Alline, Alene, Aline and Ilene. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Aleen, Alene, Aline, Allene, Alline, Eileen, Evelyn, Helen, Ileana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ilene, Iliana, Leana, Leanna, Lena, Liana, Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aileen, Eileen, Evelyn, Helen, Leanna outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aileen is also pronounced similarly to Ayleen, Eilean, Eileene, Eilleen, Eilwen, Isleen, Oleen, Wileen and Willeen. Other suggested similar baby names are Aireen, Aleena and Arleen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aileen.