Infographic of Eileen name meaning, which is “The brightly shining one,” from the Greek lielene, something shining, as a torch. Regarded as an Irish form, from Eibhlin.
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Eileen Name Popularity

How popular is the name Eileen? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 247 204 0.0579%
1911 219 277 0.0744%
1912 204 432 0.0857%
1913 187 565 0.0997%
1914 160 882 0.1266%
1915 132 1,466 0.1614%
1916 119 1,827 0.1891%
1917 107 2,115 0.2114%
1918 110 2,237 0.2084%
1919 103 2,324 0.2219%
1920 101 2,691 0.242%
1921 100 2,838 0.2478%
1922 96 2,921 0.2622%
1923 95 2,960 0.2643%
1924 94 3,043 0.262%
1925 96 2,943 0.2604%
1926 93 2,906 0.2642%
1927 92 2,898 0.2618%
1928 103 2,612 0.2441%
1929 99 2,526 0.2439%
1930 110 2,346 0.2246%
1931 107 2,193 0.2222%
1932 115 2,084 0.2109%
1933 115 1,956 0.2099%
1934 109 2,209 0.2285%
1935 109 2,168 0.2231%
1936 104 2,274 0.2361%
1937 107 2,315 0.2349%
1938 114 2,262 0.221%
1939 115 2,122 0.2086%
1940 126 1,991 0.1873%
1941 121 2,162 0.1921%
1942 88 3,075 0.2435%
1943 68 4,090 0.3133%
1944 73 3,636 0.2934%
1945 71 3,621 0.2969%
1946 80 4,155 0.2816%
1947 91 4,245 0.2543%
1948 91 3,824 0.2395%
1949 95 3,712 0.2308%
1950 91 3,877 0.2408%
1951 95 3,797 0.2239%
1952 100 3,726 0.2135%
1953 108 3,619 0.2045%
1954 115 3,658 0.2001%
1955 120 3,495 0.19%
1956 123 3,437 0.182%
1957 121 3,699 0.1922%
1958 125 3,516 0.186%
1959 127 3,604 0.1897%
1960 130 3,487 0.184%
1961 131 3,479 0.1843%
1962 140 3,038 0.1655%
1963 141 2,915 0.1624%
1964 153 2,568 0.1459%
1965 158 2,380 0.1455%
1966 169 2,001 0.1282%
1967 182 1,745 0.115%
1968 199 1,532 0.102%
1969 213 1,425 0.0925%
1970 244 1,239 0.0779%
1971 282 986 0.0656%
1972 282 872 0.064%
1973 283 824 0.0636%
1974 311 704 0.0542%
1975 339 614 0.0478%
1976 375 507 0.0393%
1977 349 598 0.0444%
1978 349 579 0.0431%
1979 399 511 0.0362%
1980 386 563 0.0385%
1981 399 535 0.0364%
1982 396 547 0.0366%
1983 339 635 0.043%
1984 382 544 0.0366%
1985 411 508 0.0335%
1986 413 494 0.0327%
1987 470 414 0.0271%
1988 443 469 0.0301%
1989 459 487 0.0302%
1990 480 468 0.0282%
1991 558 373 0.0229%
1992 569 367 0.023%
1993 587 359 0.023%
1994 615 315 0.0205%
1995 599 330 0.0219%
1996 606 333 0.0222%
1997 599 336 0.0227%
1998 544 414 0.0277%
1999 588 377 0.0252%
2000 619 365 0.0239%
2001 611 367 0.0244%
2002 676 326 0.0218%
2003 694 329 0.0216%
2004 741 306 0.0201%
2005 709 337 0.022%
2006 773 305 0.0195%
2007 747 341 0.0216%
2008 747 339 0.0219%
2009 792 300 0.0201%
2010 840 264 0.0183%
2011 743 315 0.0221%
2012 787 280 0.0196%
2013 743 309 0.0217%
2014 680 356 0.0244%
2015 669 364 0.025%
2016 715 333 0.0231%
2017 656 374 0.0268%
2018 617 408 0.0297%
2019 662 363 0.0268%

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Names Like Eileen

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What names are variants of Eileen?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Eileen.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aileen

“She shines in beauty;” an Irish form of Helen.

Ancient

Ailene

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Alene

Precious; awakening; light; sun ray, shining light

Polynesian

Aline

A variant form of Adeline.

Modern

Ayleen
Eila

Tree

Hebrew

Eilah

Tree

Hebrew

Eilean
Eileene
Eilena
Eilene
Eilin
Eilleen
Eily
Ileana

God has answered; sun ray, shining light; tree; Trojan

Hebrew

Ileanna

Tree; Trojan

Hebrew

Ileen

English

Ileene

English

Ilene

Modern

Iliana

Trojan

Greek

Ilianna

Tree

Hebrew

Leana

To twine around

French

Lena

Woman from Magdala

Hebrew

Lianna

To twine around

French

Lina

Palm tree

Latin


What names sound like Eileen?

If you like how Eileen sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Eileen.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Eleen
Elleen

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Wileen

Will helmet, protection

German


What names are similar to Eileen?

Find a name that’s like Eileen, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Eireen
Eleanor

Of unknown meaning

English


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