Eileen
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
ie-LEEN/ay-LEEN
Meaning
Torch of light
Like the Name Eileen?
BOYS
GIRLS
+ Eileen
+ Add to My Favorites

More info about the name "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 Eileen
Also Spelled Like...

Eiblin, Aileen, Ilene

Famous Eileens

Eileen Davidson - actress
Eileen Agar - British actress
Eileen Atkins - actress
Eileen Brennan - actress
Eileen Chang - writer
Eileen Collins - astronaut
Eileen Dowd - published author
Eileen Fulton - actress
Eileen Gunn - published author
Eileen Malone - writer
Eileen Palmer - published author
Eileen Ryan - actress
Eileen Simpson - writer

+ Add a Name · View More
Do you like the name Eileen?
Discussion on the name Eileen
Weekly Prize Big thumb whybabyjack

Baby Jack creates modern sensory tag blankets and toys for kids of all ages. Kids develop cognitively, socially and emotionally through sensory play and the ribbons along the products appeal for tactile play, stimulation and comfort.  All products are designed with entertaining educational prints to appeal to a younger audience but to also grow with the child. Why a Baby Jack lovey?- a NEW alternative option for a tag blanket / toy- modern, unique prints designed only by Baby Jack & Co. - ribbons sewn shut for...

The BellyBallot Story

We built BellyBallot to make naming your baby more fun. In under 2 minutes, parents can involve friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to vote on their favorite names. Parents can now include loved ones from all over the globe on the joyous occasion of celebrating a new child's life.