Meaning and Origin

The name Aileen is a Scottish and Irish variation of the name Eileen. Eileen is derived from the Norman name Aveline. The Scottish meaning of Aileen is : from the green meadow. In Irish the name Aileen means Light, from the name Eibhlin, from Evelyn, meaning light. It is also a Celtic version of the name Helen.

How to Pronounce Aileen?

The name Aileen is pronounced A-lean, sometimes pronounced EYE-lean, Eileen.


The name Aileen became popular outside of Ireland around the end of the 19th century. During 1930s the name Eileene became more popular. Currently the name Aileen is more common then Eileene. Aileen was not listed in the top 100 most popular baby names in Scotland for 2012.

Variations of the Name

Some variations of the name Aileen include, Alene, Aline, Aveline, Avelina, Eibhlin, Eileene, Eveline, Evelina, Ileene,Ilean, Illen, Ilene.

Famous People

Famous people with the name Aileen include:

Aileen Britton – actress
Aileen Campbell – member of the Scottish Parliament
Aileen Cust – Doctor
Aileene Fisher – children`s author
Aileen Fox – Anthropologist
Aileen McColgan – Professor of Law
Aileen Paterson – Scottish writer and illustrator
Aileen Plant – Educator
Aileen Quin – Actress
Aileen Riggin – Olympic Gold Medallist, diver and swimmer
Aileen Stanley – singer

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