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Gender: F Meaning of Eileen: "bright, shining one" Origin of Eileen: Irish variation of Helen Eileen's Popularity in 2013: #748

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A bit of a plain-Jane, this Irish name surprisingly gained a bit of momentum in 2013, likely due to the upswing in popularity of old-timey names. Aileen, Ailene, Alene, Aline, Ayleen, Eila, Eilah, Eilean, Eileena, Eileene, Eilena, Eilene, Eiley, Eilie, Eilieh, Eilina, Eiline, Eilleen, Eillen, Eiley, Eily, Eilyn, Eleen, Elene, Ilene Ilianna, Leana, Lena, Lianna, Lina.

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Famous People Named Eileen

Eileen Heckart (born Anna Eileen Herbert), American actress
Eileen June Atkins, English actress
(Verla) Eileen (Regina) Brennan, American actress
Eileen Farrell, American opera singer
Eileen Marie Collins, American astronaut
Eilleen Regina Edwards, birth name of singer/songwriter Shania Twain
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Irish poet
Eileen Myles, American poet
Eileen Chang (born Zhang Ying), Chinese novelist
Eileen Davidson, American actress
Eileen Bennett Whittingstall, British tennis player
Eileen Alannah Joyce, Australian pianist

Pop Culture References for the Name Eileen

"Come On Eileen," song by Dexy's Midnight Runners
Eileen Galvin, character in the video game Silent Hill 4
Eileen, character in comic strip "Fox Trot"
Eileen Codlin, character from "Extraordinary" by Adam Selzer
Eileen Prince, mother of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series
Eileen, the mole in animated series "Regular Show"
Eileen Tanaka, character in "Does My Head Look Big in This?" by Randa Abdel-Fattah