Aileen
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
ay-LEEN
Meaning
Torch of light
More info about the name "Aileen"

Aileen is a variant of Eileen. Eileen most likely originates in Greek language and means "torch of light". It is an Irish form of Helen. Some sources also suggest that it is an anglicization of the Irish name Eibhlin, meaning "desire". As a feminine given name it became popular at the beginning of the 20th century.

Popularity of the Name Aileen
Also Spelled Like...

Ailene

Famous Aileens

Aileen Corpus - writer
Aileen Fisher - writer
Aileen Quinn - American actress
Aileen Schumacher - writer

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