What does Eileen mean?
Eileen /ei-leen/ 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.
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▼.more]
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)
Presented below is the birth name history of Eileen for girls. Eileen reached its peak rank of #88 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #711. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Eileen and affiliated names. Aileen (#562 via latest list), Aleen, Alene, Aline, Ava (#5), Ayleen (#826), Aylin (#369), Eleanor (#78), Evelyn (#16), Helen (#404), Ileana, Ilene, Iliana (#830), Leana, Lena (#279) and Lina (#767) are the popular related forms of Eileen (#711 via latest list). Other forms, like Evaleen, are uncommon. These relations of Eileen were favored during the years 1910-1919 (median #537) and are almost as popular today (#638, 22% less), but with versions like Alene, Aline, Eileen, Helen and Ilene becoming somewhat outmoded. Aileen, Ava, Aylin, Eleanor, Evelyn and Lena, and there is a rekindling in baby name popularity for these names.
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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 similar baby 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.