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What does Eileen mean?

Eileen Pronunciation of Eileen as a girls' name is pronounced eye-LEEN. One of two anglicized forms of the Irish Gaelic name spelt Eibhlín (see Eibhlin), Eilín, or Aibhlín (see Aibhlin). The other form is Evelyn or Evlin. Derived from Norman French Aveline, a derivative of Ava which possibly means "bird". Fashion designer Eileen Fisher; actress Eileen Brennan. Also form of Eleanor. Also form of Helen.




VARIANTS Aileen, Ailene, Aillin, Aleen, Alene, Aline, Ayleen, Eila, Eilah, Eilean, Eileene, Eilena, Eilene, Eilin, Eilleen, Eiley, Eily, Ileana, Ileanna, Ileen, Ileene, Ilene, Iliana, Ilianna, Leana, Lena, Lianna, Lina

SEE ALSO Aylin, Eireen

OTHER FORMS VIA AIBHLIN, AVA, AVELINE, EIBHLIN, EVELYN, EVLIN Evaleen, Eveleen, Evilyn, Evleen, Evlin, Evlyn, Evlynn



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How popular is Eileen?

Eileen is a very popular first name for females (#205 out of 4276, Top 5%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Eileen reached its peak rank of #89 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #671. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Aileen (#669 VIA LATEST LIST), Ailene, Aleen, Alene, Aline, Ava (#3), Aveline (#1916), Ayleen (#925), Aylin (#479), Eila, Eileene, Eilene, Eleanor (#32), Evelyn (#10), Evlyn, Helen (#413), Ileana (#1928), Ileen, Ilene, Iliana (#884), Leana, Lena (#301), Lianna (#1102) and Lina (#760) are the popular related forms of Eileen (#671). Other forms, like Evilyn, are uncommon. These relations of Eileen were favored during the years 1910-1919 (MEDIAN #1110) and have become much less popular since (#1283, 61% LESS USAGE), with versions like Eileen becoming less stylish. The more fashionable baby names in this compilation are Ava, Ayleen, Aylin, Iliana and Lianna.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eileen, Aileen, Ailene, Aleen, Alene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aline, Ava, Aveline, Ayleen, Aylin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eila, Eileene, Eilene, Eleanor, Evelyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evlyn, Helen, Ileana, Ileen, Ilene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Iliana, Leana, Lena, Lianna, Lina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Eileen is pronounced similarly to Aileene, Ailyn, Alleen, Eilwen, Elaene, Elan, Eleen, Elen, Elene, Elian, Elin, Elleen, Ellen, Ellene, Ellin, Ellon, Ellyn, Elon, Elyn, Elynn, Ilean, Oleen, Olwen, Wileen and Willeen. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ailee, Aireen, Arleen, Bilee, Caileen, Caleen, Coleen, Earleen, Eilona, Eineen, Eireen, Eiren, Eirwen, Eleana, Eleena, Elena, Eleni, Ellee, Ellena, Emaleen, Emilee, Evaleen, Eveleen, 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 Eileen.