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Aileen Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The Scottish name Aileen is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Aileen is "light".  

It is also of multiple, see Aveline".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 562  in baby name popularity for girls with 540 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Aileen Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Aileen has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Aileen to other names.


Eileen has two derivations. One as an Irish form of the Greek name Helen. The other as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Eibhlin or Aibhilin, which in turn is derived from the Norman French name Aveline.


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Related Names

Aileen is a Scottish form of the name Helen, Eibhlin.

Aileen is a variant spelling of Eileen.

Variants of the name Aileen include Aleen, Ayleen.

Aileen has the diminutive (nickname) Ailee.

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Name Fun

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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.