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What does Eiley mean?

Eiley Pronunciation of Eiley [ei-ley] as a name for girls has the meaning "sun ray". Eiley is an alternate form of Eileen. Eiley is also a derivative of Eilidh (Scottish, Gaelic, Greek): modern coinage from English Ellie.

Associated with: sun.


Eiley has 4 variants: Ailie, Eila, Eilah and Eily.

8 more alternative forms via Eileen, Eilidh: Aileen, Ailene, Eilean, Eileene, Eilena, Eilene, Eilin and Eilleen.

Creative forms:
(female) Emley, Euley, ..

(male) Eile, Eili, ..

Middle name pairings:
Eiley Letty (E.L.), ..

How popular is Eiley?

Eiley is an uncommon given name for females. Eiley is a unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Aileen (#515 in recent rankings), Ailene, Eileen (#694), Eileene, Eilene and Eilidh are the prominent variation forms of Eiley (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Eilleen, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Eiley reached its most widespread in the 1940s (median #1340) and is now significantly diminished, with the form Eileen becoming less fashionable. Aileen is the most chic girl name here. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Ailene, Eileen, Eileene, Eilene in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Eiley is pronounced similarly to Aila, Ailee, Aili, Ailli, Alea, Aley, Alley, Ally, Ela, Elah, Eli, Elia, Ella, Ellee, Elli, Ellia, Ellie, Elly, Eula, Eulah, Eulia, Wally, Willa, Willy and Yolley. Other recommended names are Adley, Aimey, Arley, Bailey, Billey, Briley, Cailey, Caley, Coley, Earley, Eike, Eilat, Eilis, Eilwen, Eimer, Eire, Eiren, Eiry, Elen, Elle, Ellen, Ellsey, Elsy, Elvy, Emilea, Emilee, Emiley, Emilley (see Emily), Emilly, Emily, Emmey, Ettey, Evey, Hailey, Haley, Joley, Juley, Kailey, Kaley, Kiley, Kyley, Lilley, Railey, Raley, Riley, Ripley, Ryley, Sisley and Tilley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Eiley.

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