Aileen meaning

: light.

Aileen Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \a(i)-leen\
Number of People 👶 35,000
Rate in 2021 1334
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 French
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Aileen Name Meaning

Aileen is a feminine name of Irish origin. It is derived from the name Eileen, which is an Anglicized form of the Irish Eibhlin. Eibhlin is itself a form of the older Irish name Aibhilin or Eilin, which means "light." Therefore, Aileen carries the beautiful connotation of being a "bearer of light."

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Aileen Name Origin and History

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Additional description of the name Aileen
The name Aileen has its roots in Ireland. It is an Anglicized form of the Irish name Eibhlin, which was derived from the older Irish name Aibhilin or Eilin. The name has been in use since the Middle Ages and was popularized in the English-speaking world in the 19th century. It has used been literature in, music, and by several famous personalities, contributing to its popularity and widespread use.

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The name Aileen has been borne by several famous personalities, including Aileen Quinn, an American actress, and Aileen Wuornos, a notorious American serial killer. The name was popular alsoized by the song "Come On Aileen" by the British band Dexys Midnight Runners. In terms of personality traits, Aileens are often perceived as strong, independent, and creative individuals. They are also seen as being bright and radiant, much like the meaning of their name. The name Aileen is currently ranked as the 669th most popular name for girls States United the in.
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01/14/2024 00:00:00

hey I'm called Aileen, but everyone always pronounces it as Eileen when you say it like ay-leen (its because I'm irish) i have a friend who can't spell my name and i say he'should be glad i don't spell the gaelic way which is Eibhilin!

01/14/2024 00:00:00

i just named my daughter Neelia, her grandmother is aileen, so we reversed it. everyone loves it.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

Beautiful name as it is, shinning brightly, a light. Where ever I go I felt lively, vibrant eventhough people spell, pronounced it wrongly it doesn't matter as it give room for me to get to know people better. Every conversation is like an encounter people getting inter'sted in you & your unique name not just a Hi & Bye thingy. Yes they mispronounced and forget each time nevertheless the nxt round when we met up it ended up smiling oppss... Your name is errr... Hmmm...

01/14/2024 00:00:00

It's my name, and I love it! I hardly ever encounter anyone else with the'same name. It's constantly pronounced wrong, but I don't care. I still love it.

01/12/2024 18:19:30

Awesome name, naturally, since I named my daughter Erin Aileen. Aileen is typically pronounced in Ireland as "Ay-leen," wherein the "ay" sounds like a long "a" as in the word "hay".

12/10/2023 08:35:46

Yes, My name is Amelia. I like it because it is not common. My nickname is Mimi. As a child people misspelled and mispronounced my name alot.

10/04/2023 20:46:46

The proper'spelling for a boy is Jaden. The y makes it a girls name. I think it is a wonderful name. Strong, simple and uncommon.

08/30/2023 12:36:58

My name is Aileen..I hate my name! People always mispronounce it uh-leen or eye leen. If my name was pronounced Eye- leen'then it would be spelled Eileen. However it is Aileen AI'makes the long a sound! Frankly I am sick of having to correct people multiple times before they can get it right. does anyone else with this name feel this way❤️

06/28/2023 16:40:20

my fRiEndS uSuaLly miSpR0n0uncEd It's0me says iTs EILeEn.. .bUt i f0und oNe,wh0 haS the'saMe naMe w/ miNe.. .

06/24/2023 00:42:02

It's my name and I have always loved it! People outside of Ireland constantly pronounce it Eileen which can get very annoying but that probably has alot to do with how they depict my accent! I don't know many other Aileen's which is great and couldn't think of any other name I'd rather have!

06/21/2023 11:34:18

It's my middle name! I love it even more than my first name, but I generally use first name. I love the name Aileen, It's so gentle and beautiful. Almost nobody knows that I am Aileen, because I use it in official situations, and when I was little girl, my dad sometimes used my both names. And also when I wrote in my diary, I used the name Aileen, It's more romantic. I don't tell ordinary people what's my middle name, this is my sweetest, top secret, only my dearest friends and family can call me Aileen, but they do it very seldom. My both names are so different. First - so strong, but also feminine, and middle - delicate, gentle and girly. This name fits me, It's Irish, and I love Ireland, even'though I'm BrIt'sh. All things, which are Celtic or Irish are dear for me.

06/10/2023 00:29:30

I love my middle name I chose to go by it instead of my first name when I got older. I do however get tired of having to correct people so I spell it A-leen.

05/01/2023 08:52:46

Aileen is a very pretty name and very ideal for a girl. But I think Aylin is a nice name too and It'sounds better in my opinion :)

03/26/2023 05:36:48

This name is really ordinary. If you are looking for a unique name--this is not it.

03/14/2023 10:18:16

My name is Aileen. It is not pronounced eye-LEAN! If it was it would be spelt Eileen. It is Ai so is a long Aye sound. In Spain they always pronounce it correctly because they recognise the Ai sound.

03/09/2023 07:45:10

My name is Aileen after my grandma. I don't know what to think of it. Why couldn't I have a common name like Jessica or Emily❤️ But still, i've learned to love my nickname "Aily". Much better alternative to "Jess" or "Em"!

02/28/2023 05:41:14

My mothe's name was Aileen and when I was born she gave it to me as my middle name. That has to be the best thing I have ever received. I truly love the name I think it is beautiful.

01/14/2023 10:38:30

Awesome name, naturally, since I named my daughter Erin Aileen. Aileen is typically pronounced in Ireland as "Ay-leen," wherein the "ay" sounds like a long "a" as in the word "hay"." How inter'sting. That's my name, too, and i've never heard of someone with that combination before.

01/04/2023 07:35:44

I love having a unique name like this - I rarely have to use my last name!

12/25/2022 01:19:00

It's a harsh sounding ugly name which I had the misfortune to be saddled with. I was teased mercilessly throughout my school years because of this awful name which no one could spell or pronounce correctly. I changed it by deed poll as son as I was legally old enough and still cringe whenever I hear it.

12/10/2022 05:42:40

It's reminds me the name of my boyfriend's ex-girlfriend

12/07/2022 22:45:14

My name is Aileen ... pronounced i-leen .... when i was six i had a doll and i named it Neelia .... which is Aileen reversed... which is pretty clever for a 6 year old .... im 18 now and still have the doll hahaha

11/26/2022 04:37:14

My name is Aileen. It is pronounced with short A as in AHHHH! I kind of get a little frustrated with people having to repeatedly ask me how to spell or pronounce it. I also have a quiet voice so It's difficult. But besides all that, i think it is such a beautiful name. It's so unique and cool how everyone pronounces it their own way. I was named after my great grandmothe's middle name. Again It's pronounced with a short A as in AHHHH. Haha. I have not met anyone with this name yet in person. I hope I can someday when I grow up. However you pronounce your name or whatever it is, just know that you are unique no matter what name belongs to you. :)

09/27/2022 08:05:30

The Garrett I know is also a great snuggler. Super'smart and active physically. I'm wondering if other Garrett's are as cute as the one I know...

09/06/2022 03:04:34

Not many other people have the name of "Aileen". I pronounce my name as I-leen. But most people say Ay-leen at first. I have also been called Alien.

07/15/2022 04:30:18

Make your choice over'silencing the "A" or the "I," (A-leen or I-leen), it is the very unique name of my dear friend, who truly is a "bright shining light." (the literal meaning of the name)

07/05/2022 20:19:48

When I was young, some folks called me Nanny or worse - Nannygoat! I hated that. Nancy was a very popular name when I was young and there were several Nancys in my class. As I grew older, I liked the name more and now I am very happy with it. I like that it means grace. I agree with the other comment about liking Nance - I do feel special when someone calls me Nance.

05/04/2022 07:43:48

My six year old son is reading a poem by Aileen Fisher at a poetry competition, but when he practices he keeps saying "Upside Down, by Alien Fisher". he's not doing it on purpose, and I pray he won't do it at the festival tomorrow!

03/16/2022 20:45:54

Originally a Scottish variant of Eileen, but spreading to the United States before the 19th century's end. Presently, parents in America are more likely to favour Aileen over Eileen, yet the two are neither common nor cool. So how about reversing the name - and it becomes Neelia, and how cool would THIS name be❤️ Neelia, Aileen spelt backwards.

02/13/2022 09:53:24

My name is Aileen, and I love how unusual and fitting a name it is for me. I pronounce it 'I-leen'. i've gotten my fair share of people asking me 'Hey, why are you standing crooked❤️' expecting me to say 'Well, I lean.' LOL.

12/13/2021 18:20:06

my grandma, mother, my sister and my niece have "Aileen" as there middle name, 4 generations which is pretty cool

07/13/2021 00:08:24

My name is Aileen and a lot of people think It's pronounced Eileen. But other than that It's a pretty name

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Aileen?
The origin of the name Aileen is French.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Aileen?
*️⃣ How many people are named Aileen?
Almost 35000 people are named Aileen.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Aileen?
The names of Alan, Alina, Alaina, Alana, Alayna