What does Ilene mean?
Ilene /ile-ne/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced eye-LEEN. It is of English origin. Modern variant of Aileen (Greek) "light".
Ilene▼ has 39 more alternative forms via Aileen: Aila, Ailee, Aileene, Ailene, Ailey, Ailie, Ailli, Aillin, Ailyn, Aleen, Alene▼, Aline▼, Alleen, Allene▼, Alline, Eileen▼, Eleen, Elleen, Ellene, Ileana, Ileane, Ileanna, Iliana, Iliane, Ilianna, Illeanne, Illene, Illianna, Leana, Leanah, Leanna▼, Leannah, Lena▲, Lenah, Liana▲, Lianna, Liannah, Lina▼ and Linah.Kreatif forms: Ileneio, Ilepe, Ioilene. [more]
How popular is Ilene?
Ilene is a very prominent first name for women (#832 out of 4276, Top 19%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Ilene for girls. Ilene entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #409 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Ilene and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Ilene are Aileen (#562 in 2014), Aleen, Alene, Aline, Allene, Alline, Eileen (#711), Helen (#404), Ila, Ileana, Iliana (#830), Leana, Leanna (#725), Lena (#279), Liana (#582) and Lina (#767). Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.3986%) and is now much less (usage 0.1847%, down 53.7%), with forms like Alene, Helen, Ila, Ilene and Leanna falling out of fashion. Aileen (#562), Lena (#279) and Liana (#582) are three of the more trendy names for newborns here, with Aileen and Lena enjoying a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Ilene▼ is pronounced similarly to Alane, Aleine, Alenne, Aleyne, Alyne, Eilene, Elaene, Elane, Elen, Elene, Eline, Ilane, Ileanne, Ilone and Oline. Other suggested similar baby names are Ilana, Ilona and Irene▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ilene.