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Eileen meaning and name origin
Eileen \e(i)-leen\ as a girl's name is pronounced eye-LEEN. One of two anglicized forms of the Irish Gaelic name spelt Eibhlín (see Eibhlin), Eilín, or Aibhilín (see Aibhilin). 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.
Eileen has 28 variant forms: Aileen, Ailene, Aillin, Aleen, Alene, Aline, Ayleen, Eila, Eilah, Eilean, Eileene, Eilena, Eilene, Eilin, Eilleen, Eiley, Eily, Ileana, Ileanna, Ileen, Ileene, Ilene, Iliana, Ilianna, Leana, Lena, Lianna and Lina.
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Popularity of Eileen
Eileen is a very popular first name for females (#205 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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