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What does Aileen mean?

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


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

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

Aileen has 38 more related variations via Eileen, Evelyn: Avelina, Aveline, Ayleen, Effie, Eila, Eilah, Eilean, Eileene, Eilena, Eilene, Eiley, Eilin, Eilleen, Eily, Evaleen, Evalin, Evalina, Evaline, Evalyn, Evalynn, Eve, Eveleen, Evelene, Evelin, Evelina, Eveline, Evelyne, Evelynn, Evelynne, Evie, Evilyn, Evleen, Evlin, Evline, Evlyn, Evlynn, Ewelina and Ilianna.


Aileen is a very prominent first name for women (#685 out of 4276, Top 16%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Aileen for girls. Aileen reached its apex position of #315 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is at #562 currently. (2014 Birth 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 an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Aileen and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Aileen (#562 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000 are Aleen, Alene, Aline, Allene, Alline, Ayleen (#826 a year ago), Effie, Eileen (#711), Evaline, Evalyn (#834), Eve (#460), Evelin, Evelina, Eveline, Evelyn (#16), Evelyne, Evelynn (#434), Evie (#501), Helen (#404), Ileana, Ilene, Iliana (#830), Leana, Leanna (#725), Lena (#279), Liana (#582) and Lina (#767). Usage of this girl name was at its most widespread during the years 1910-1919 and is somewhat lower today, with forms like Aline, Evelin, Evelyne, Helen and Leanna becoming somewhat dated. The trendier baby names among these are Eve (#460), Evelyn (#16), Evelynn (#434), Evie (#501) and Lena (#279). There is a revival in baby name popularity for Eve, Evelyn, Evie and Lena. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Aleen, Alene, Aline, Allene, Alline, Ayleen, Effie, Eileen, Evaline in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Evalyn, Eve, Evelin, Evelina, Eveline, Evelyn, Evelyne, Evelynn, Evie, Helen in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eve, Evelina, Evelyn, Evie, Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aileen is pronounced similarly to 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.