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What does Aileen mean?

Aileen Pronunciation of Aileen as a girls' name is pronounced eye-LEEN. It is of Norman origin. Scottish variant of Eileen, which possibly means "bird" in Latin. Also variant of Evelyn. Also form of Helen.


ASSOCIATED WITH scottish, bird


VARIANTS Aila, Ailee, Aileene, Ailene, Ailey, Ailie, Ailli, Aillin, Ailyn, Aleen, Alene, Aline, Alleen, Allene, Alline, Eileen, Eleen, Elleen, Ellene, Ileana, Ileane, Ileanna, Ileen, Ileene, Ilene, Iliana, Iliane, Ilianna, Illeanne, Illene, Illianna, Leana, Leanah, Leanna, Leannah, Lena, Lenah, Liana, Lianna, Liannah, Lina, Linah

SEE ALSO Aylin, Eibhlin

RELATIONS VIA EILEEN, EVELYN Ayleen, Eilean, Eileene, Eilena, Eilene, Eiley, Eilin, Eilleen, Evaleen, Eveleen, Evleen



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How popular is Aileen?

Aileen is a very prominent first name for women (#685 out of 4276, Top 16%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Aileen reached its apex position of #309 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #669 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aileen name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Aileen (#669 VIA LATEST LIST) are Aila (#1148), Aileene, Ailene, Ailyn (#1520), Aleen, Alene, Aline, Alleen, Allene, Alline, Ayleen (#925), Aylin (#479), Eileen (#671), Eileene, Eilene, Ellene, Evelyn (#10), Helen (#413), Ileana (#1928), Ileen, Ilene, Iliana (#884), Leana, Leanna (#827), Leannah, Lena (#301), Liana (#486), Lianna (#1102) and Lina (#760). Adoption of these forms of Aileen was at its most widespread in the 1910s (ADOPTION OF 4.77%) and is now significantly reduced (ADOPTION 0.97%, 79.7% LESS). Evelyn has been the most prevalent, though Lianna has grown popular as well over time, while versions such as Eileen are now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Aila, Aileene, Ailene, Ailyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aleen, Alene, Aline, Alleen, Allene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alline, Ayleen, Aylin, Eileen, Eileene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eilene, Ellene, Evelyn, Helen, Ileana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ileen, Ilene, Iliana, Leana, Leanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leannah, Lena, Liana, Lianna, Lina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Aileen is pronounced similarly to Aislinn, Aislyn, Aislynn, Aleine, Alenne, Aleyne, Alleine, Alleyne, Allyn, Allynn, Ayleen, Aylin, Eilean, Eileene, Eilene, Eilin, Eilwen, Elen, Ellen, Ilean, Isleen, Oleen, Wileen, Willeen and Willene. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adeen, Aidee, Aiden, Ailani, Ailbe, Ailse, Aimee, Aireen, Aleana, Aleea, Aleena, Alena, Aleyna, Aliena, Allcen, Allena, Ardeen, Arlean, Arlee, Arleen, Arleena, Arleene, Arlen, Ashleen, Bilee, Caileen, Caleen, Coleen, Eineen, Eireen, Evleen, Heleen, Jilleen, Jineen, Joleen, Juleen, Kaileen, Kaleen, Kilee, Kyleen, Mileena, Myleen, Rilee, Silken and Taleen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aileen.