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Gender: F Origin of Eilis: Irish variation of Elizabeth Meaning of Elizabeth: Hebrew, "pledged to God"

Interesting, but far too susceptible to pronunciation problems. The first syllable is the same as Eileen's, and the second is lish rhyming with tish -- eye-lish. Popular in medieval times, it is still used in Ireland. Eilish, Eillish and Eibhlis are alternate forms.

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Famous People Named Eilis

Eilis Dillon, Irish writer
Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, Irish writer
Eilis O'Hanlon, Irish journalist and writer
Eilis Kirwan, Irish film director

Pop Culture References for the name Eilis

Eilis Lacey, heroine of Brooklyn, novel by Colm Toibin and screenplay by Nick Hornby, played in the movie by Saoirse Ronan.

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