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Meaning and name origin

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


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

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


Ilene is a very popular first name for females (#832 out of 4276, Top 19%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ilene for girls. Ilene reached its highest rank of #409 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

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 the girl name Ilene and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Helen (#404), Aileen (#562), Eileen (#711), Ilene and Ila. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Eileen, Helen, Ila, Ilene in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aileen, Eileen, Helen outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ilene is also pronounced similarly to Ailene, Alane, Aleine, Alene, Alenne, Aleyne, Aline, Allene, Alyne, Eilene, Elaene, Elane, Elen, Elene, Eline, Ellene, Ilane, Ileane, Ileanne, Iliane, Illene, Ilone and Oline. Other suggested similar baby names are Ilana, Ileana, Ilona and Irene. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ilene.