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Meaning of Aileen

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The name Aileen has the following meaning:

One who is bears a light. Also means one from the green meadow in Scottish.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Aileen is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 523 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Aileen rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 29 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 455 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Aileen in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Aileen is pronounced as eye-leen


Aileen originates from the Irish language.

See other suggested Irish girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Aileen and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Aileen: Boys - Darroch, Delvin, Devine, Shayne, Girls - Arely, Ashlyn, Biddie, Breana, Breanna, Bria, Brianna, Bridget, Brielle, Brynn, Caitlin, Both genders - Gale


Popular Variants for the name Aileen: Aila, Ailec, Aileena, Ailen, Ailene, Ailie, Ailine, Ailinn (Portuguese), Aillen, Ailli, Aleen, Alene, Alilina, Aline, Alline, Eleen, Ellene, Ilene, Illeanne, Illene, Illiana, Illiane, Illianna, Leana, Leanah, Leannah, Lenah, Liana (English), Liannah, Lina (Arabic), Linah


We think the name Aileen should fall under the following style category: Celtic.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Aileen to be: Self confident and pretty woman

In one word, you might describe Aileen as a(n) "self-assured" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Aileen (or its variants) are:

M. Aileen Carroll, born on 1 June, a famous politician. M. Aileen Carroll's background: A Canadian politician. Formerly federal Minister for International Cooperation in the Paul Martin government, she is now Ontario's provincial Minister of Culture and Minister Responsible for Seniors.

Aileen Riggin Soule, born on 2 May, a famous athlete. Aileen Riggin Soule's background: An American swimmer and diver.

Aileen Pringle, born on 23 July, a famous actress. Aileen Pringle's background: A highly successful and popular stage and film actress during the silent film era.
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