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What does Eileen mean?

Eileen Pronunciation of 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.

Affiliated girl names: Aylin, Eireen, Helen and Eleanor.

7 more different relations via Aibhlin, Ava, Aveline, Eibhlin, Evelyn, Evlin: Evaleen, Eveleen, Evilyn, Evleen, Evlin, Evlyn and Evlynn.

Creative forms:
(female) Edleen, Eilen, ..


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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eileen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eileen outside U.S.

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.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aline, Ava, Ayleen, Aylin, Eileene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eilene, Eleanor, Evelyn, Evlyn, Helen in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lena, Lianna, Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ava, Eleanor, Evelyn, Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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