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Gender: F Pronunciation: eye-lish Meaning of Eilis: "pledged to God" Origin of Eilis: Irish variation of Elizabeth

Thanks to the lovely movie Brooklyn based on the Colm Toibin novel of the same name, we now all know that this name rhymes with Irish. But as with many Irish names, that isn't evident from this spelling, at least to English speakers. Popular in medieval times, it is still used in Ireland and maybe make an alternative to the super-popular Isla. Eilish, Eillish and Eibhlis are alternate forms.

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Famous People Named Eilis

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

Pop Culture References for the name Eilis

Eilis Lacey, main character in novel/film "Brooklyn"

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