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What does Ilene mean?

Ilene \i-le-ne\ as a girls' name is pronounced eye-LEEN. It is of English origin. Modern variant of Aileen (Greek) "light".


Ilene has 5 variants: Ila, Ilean, Ileen, Ileene and Ilena.

For more information, see also related girl names Eileen and Helen.

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.


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. during the years 1920-1929, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ilene name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Aleen, Alene, Aline, Allene, Alline, Eileen, Helen, Ila, Ileana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ilene, Iliana, Leana, Leanna, Lena, Liana, Lina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.