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Eileene Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Eileene is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Eileene is "light".  

It is also of Gaelic and Irish origin, where its meaning is "multiple, see Aveline".


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Eileene Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Eileene has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Eileene 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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Eileene is a form of the name Helen, Eibhlin.

Eileene is a variant spelling of Eileen.

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Be creative with the name Eileene.

Just for fun, see the name Eileene in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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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.