Eileen
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
ie-LEEN/ay-LEEN
Meaning
Torch of light
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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.

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