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What does Ailean mean?

Ailean Pronunciation of Ailean [ailean] as a name for boys is of Old German derivation, and the name Ailean means "precious". Ailean is an alternate form of Alan (Old German): from Adal.


Ailean has 17 variants: Ailin, Alain, Alann, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allan, Allayne, Allen, Alleyn, Alleyne, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Alon, Alun and Alyn.

3 more alternative forms via Alan: Aland, Alano and Alley.

Creative forms:
(male) Aialon, ..

(female) Aiaman, Aian, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ailean Emmett (A.E.), ..

How popular is Ailean?

Ailean is an unusual first name for men. Ailean is an equivalently unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Alan (#167 in 2015), Allen (#349), Allan (#656), Allyn, Alen and Alain are the popular variation forms of Ailean (outside Top 2000). Usage of these forms of Ailean reached its highest during the years 1950-1959 (median #867) and has become significantly less since (#1195, 72.8%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alain, Alan, Alen, Allan, Allen, Allyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ailean is pronounced similarly to Ailwyn, Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwyn, Aylwin, Eilan, Eilean, Eilian, Eilon, Eilwyn, Elan, Elian, Ilan, Olen and Wylan. Other suggested similar names are Adrean, Agilan, Aidan, Aiden, Aiken, Aileron, Ailesh, Aineas, Airen, Aitan, Alban, Aldan, Alem, Alexan, Alvan, Arlan, Arlea, Arlen, Arlenn, Aslan, Atlea, Cailean, Dilan, Dillan, Filian, Fillan, Gilead, Gilean, Gilian, Gillan, Gillean, Gilman, Gilzean, Kiean, Kilean, Kilian, Killean, Milan, Silvan and Tilman. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ailean.

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