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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, which possibly means "bird" in Latin. Also variant of Evelyn.


Aileen has 42 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, Ilianna, 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 37 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 and Ewelina.


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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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) 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 these girl names was at its most widespread during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.3405%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2168%, down 36.3%), 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), and there is a revival in baby name popularity for Eve, Evelyn, Evie and Lena. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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.