What does Eileen mean?
Eileen [eileen] as a girls' name is pronounced eye-LEEN. One of two anglicized forms of the Irish Gaelic name spelt Eibhlín (see Eibhlin), Eilín, or Aibhlín (see Aibhlin). The other form is Evelyn or Evlin. Derived from Norman French Aveline, a derivative of Ava which possibly means "bird". Fashion designer Eileen Fisher; actress Eileen Brennan.
Associated with: bird.
Eileen▼ has 28 variants: Aileen▲, Ailene, Aillin, Aleen, Alene▼, Aline▼, Ayleen▲, Eila, Eilah, Eilean, Eileene, Eilena, Eilene, Eiley, Eilin, Eilleen, Eily, Ileana, Ileanna, Ileen, Ileene, Ilene▼, Iliana▲, Ilianna, Leana, Lena▼, Lianna and Lina.Creative forms:
(female) Edleen, Eilen, ..
(male) Middle name pairings:
Eileen Isabella (E.I.), ..
How popular is Eileen?
Eileen is a very popular first name for females (#205 out of 4276, Top 5%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Eileen reached its peak rank of #89 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #694. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Aileen (#515 via latest list), Ailene, Aleen, Alene, Aline, Ava (#4), Ayleen (#822), Aylin (#367), Eileene, Eilene, Eleanor (#60), Evelyn (#15), Evlyn, Helen (#419), Ileana, Ileen, Ilene, Iliana (#904), Leana, Lena (#272), Lianna (#1212) and Lina (#857) are the popular related forms of Eileen (#694 via latest list). Other forms, like Evilyn, are uncommon. These relations of Eileen were favored during the years 1920-1929 (median #1028) and have become much less popular since (#1223, 71% less usage), with versions like Eileen becoming less stylish. The more fashionable baby names in this compilation are Aileen, Ava, Ayleen, Aylin and Iliana.
Eileen▼ is pronounced similarly to Aileene, Ailyn, Alleen, Eilwen, Elaene, Elan, Eleen, Elen, Elene, Elian, Elin, Elleen, Ellen▼, Ellene, Ellin, Ellon, Ellyn, Elon, Elyn, Elynn, Ilean, Oleen, Olwen, Wileen and Willeen. Other recommended names are Ailee, Aireen, Arleen▼, Bilee, Caileen, Caleen, Coleen▼, Earleen, Eilona, Eiren, Eirwen, Eleana, Eleena, Elena▲, Eleni, Ellee, Ellena, Emaleen, Emilee, Heleen, Jilleen, Jineen, Joleen, Juleen, Kaileen, Kaleen, Kilee, Kyleen, Mileena, Myleen, Rilee, Silken and Taleen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Eileen.See names in meaning and etymology.