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Eilean (girl)

What does Eilean mean?

Eilean Pronunciation of Eilean [eilean] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Eilean) is a version of Eileen.


Eilean has 14 variants: Aileen, Ailene, Aillin, Aleen, Alene, Aline, Ayleen, Eileene, Eilene, Eilin, Eilleen, Ileen, Ileene and Ilene.

6 more relations via Eileen: Eila, Eilah, Eilena, Eiley, Eily and Ileana.

Creative forms:
(female) Ellean, Eulean, ..

(male) Eighan, Einan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Eilean Peyton (E.P.), ..

How popular is Eilean?

Eilean is a rare given name for females. Eilean is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Aileen (#515 the previous year), Eileen (#694), Ayleen (#822), Ileana, Ileen, Ilene, Eilene, Eileene, Aline, Aleen, Ailene and Alene are the prominent related forms of Eilean (not ranked). Other variants, like Eily, are seldom used. These forms of Eilean reached the apex of their popularity 95 years ago (adoption of 0.3%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.1%, 77% less), with versions such as Aline becoming somewhat dated. Eileen is the steady favorite, though Aileen is now higher in the list. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Ailene, Aleen, Alene, Aline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ayleen, Eileen, Eileene, Eilene, Ileana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ileen, Ilene in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eilean and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Eilean is pronounced similarly to Aileene, Ailyn, Alleen, Eilwen, Elain, Elan, Elane, Eleen, Elen, Elene, Elian, Eliane, Elin, Ellan, Ellane, Elleen, Ellen, Ellene, Ellin, Ellon, Elon, Isleen, Oleen, Wileen and Willeen. Other recommended names are Arlean, Dillan, Eilat, Eilona, Eimear, Eireann, Eireen, Eiren, Eirian, Elana, Eleana, Eleanna, Eleena, Elena, Eleni, Eliana, Ellena, Elliana, Ellma, Elma, Elna, Elyana, Emilea, Evleen, Gilian, Gillan, Jilian, Jillan, Jolean, Kilea, Lilian, Lilyan and Sileas. These names tend to be more frequently used than Eilean.

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