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Gender: F Pronunciation: eye-LEEN Meaning of Aileen: "bright, shining light" Origin of Aileen: Irish variation of Helen Aileen's Popularity in 2016: #599

Irish Aileen continues to be more popular than Scottish Eileen, both have gotten more popular over the past couple years. Nicknames for Aileen include Isla, Lee and Lina.

Famous People Named Aileen

Aileen Marie Quinn, American actress and singer
Aileen Pringle, American silent film actress
Aileen Riggin Soule, American Olympic swimmer
Aileen Tan, Singaporean actress
Aileen Plunkett, Irish heiress and daughter of Arthur Ernest Guinness
(Margaret) Aileen Carroll, Canadian politician
Aileen Wuornos, American serial killer

Pop Culture References for the name Aileen

Aileen Morgan, character in the show 'Homeland'
Aileen Fraser née McKenzie, Jamie Fraser's late mother in the Outlander series

Aileen's International Variations

Aili (Finnish) Ailinn (Portuguese)