Gaelic form of Eleanor

Eilidh Origin and Meaning

The name Eilidh is a girl's name of Scottish origin.

Long popular in Scotland, this attractive name is strictly-speaking the Gaelic version of Eleanor, but is also often considered part of the Helen family of names. After the Normans introduced it into the British Isles, it was transformed into Aileen or Evelyn. It has rarely been heard in the US, but it is slowly starting to be used here too.

# 474 on Nameberry

Eilidh Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Eilidh Popularity

Famous People Named Eilidh

  • Eilidh ChildScottish Olympic runner
  • Eilley BowersScottish,American pioneer
  • Eilidh WhitefordBritish MP
  • Eilidh Margaret BarbourScottish TV presenter
  • Eilidh WattScottish novelist and journalist
  • Eilidh GibsonScottish slalom canoeist
  • Eilidh Kate MacQueenScottish,Thai model and actress

Eilidh in Pop Culture

  • Eilidh Rossicharacter on Scottish soap "River City"
  • Eilidh or Ayleecharacter on TV's 'Reign'