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Eileen meaning and name origin
Eileen \e(i)-leen\ as a girl's name is pronounced eye-LEEN. From Norman French Aveline. Variant of Evelyn; derived from the Gaelic Eibhlín (see Eibhlin). Also a form of Helen. Fashion designer Eileen Fisher; actress Eileen Brennan.
Eileen has 26 variant forms: Aileen, Ailene, 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.
For more information, see also related names Eireen and Eleanor.
Baby names that sound like Eileen are Elleen, Eleen and Wileen.
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Popularity of Eileen
Eileen is a very popular first name for women (#205 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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