[ 3 syll. ai-lee(n), ail-e-en ] The baby girl name Aileen is pronounced as ey-LIYIYN †. Aileen is largely used in the English, Gaelic, German, Irish, and Scottish languages. It is derived from Old French and Old Greek origins.
In addition, Aileen is an English, Gaelic, German, Irish, and Scottish variant spelling of the name Eileen (English, Irish, and Gaelic).
Aileen is also an Irish variant transcription of the name Helen (English).
The name Aileen is widely used; it has 50 variant transcriptions. Variation transcriptions of Aileen include Aila, Ailean, Aileana, Aileena, Aileene, Ailein, Ailen, Ailene, Ailey, Ailin, Ailina, Ailine, Ailinn, Aillen, Ailyn, Alean, Aleana, Aleane, Aleen, Alene, Alline, Allyn, Aylean, Ayleena, Aylein, Ayleyn, Aylin, Aylina, Aylyn, and Eleen. Other English forms include the diminutives Aili (used in Finnish too), Ailie, Ailli, Aily, and Alley, and the variant spellings Aline (used in French too) and Ayleen (used in German too).
Variant forms inherit the origin and thus the meaning of Aileen.
Aileen is a classic favorite. Currently it is still a rather popular baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was before. At the peak of its usage in 1926, 0.043% of baby girls were given the name Aileen. It had a ranking of #288 then. The baby name has experienced a fall in popularity since then, and is in recent years of modest use. In 2018, its usage was 0.024% and its ranking #669. Out of the family of girl names directly linked to Aileen, Helen was the most frequently used. In 2018, it was more regularly used than Aileen by 71% .
Baby names that sound like Aileen include Aylin, Ailani, Alianne, Alinah, Elama, Eleene, Elena, Elene, Eleni, Elenie, Eleny, Eliane, Elianne, Elina, Ella Mae, Ellama, Ellamae, Elmina, Elowen, and Elyane.
† Pronunciation for Aileen: EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"