Name: Eileen

Origin and Meaning of the Name Eileen

  • Meaning:
    Form of Helen; Evelyn; Aveline; pleasant
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Form of Helen; Evelyn; Aveline; pleasant
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (eye LEEN)
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Miscellaneous Info for Eileen

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Anglicized form of Eibhlín.
    Originally used in Ireland as a form of Helen or Evelyn. Could also be related to Gaelic in which it means 'pleasant'.

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