[ 2 syll. i-le-ne, il-ene ] The baby girl name Ilene is pronounced as IHLiyN †. Ilene is mainly used in the English, Greek, and Irish languages. It is of Old French and Old Greek origin. The name is derived from Aileen possibly under the influence of Irene.
In addition, Ilene is a variant spelling of the English, Irish, and Gaelic name Eileen in the English language.
Ilene is also a variant form of the English name Helen in the Greek and Irish languages.
Ilene has 13 variant forms that are used in English and other languages. Variant forms of Ilene used in English include Ilean, Ileane, Ileanne, Ileen, Ileena, Ileene, Ilena, Iline, Illeane, Illine, and Ilyne. Foreign variant forms include the Spanish Ileana and the Spanish Leana. Variant forms share the origin and meaning of the name Ilene.
Ilene is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1938 with 0.030% of baby girls being given the name Ilene. It had a ranking of #347 then. The baby name has fallen from favor since then, and is today of sporadic use. In 2012, among the family of girl names directly linked to Ilene, Helen was the most widely used.
† Pronunciation for Ilene: IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"