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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ev-lin Meaning of Eibhlin: "shining, brilliant" Origin of Eibhlin: Irish

The name Eibhlin is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "shining, brilliant". Eibhlin and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Wise and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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Gaelic spelling complicates what is, phonetically, Evelyn.

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Famous People Named Eibhlin

Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill, Irish noblewoman and poet
Eibhlín Ní Chonghaile, Irish TV presenter
Eibhlin Byrne, former Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland

Pop Culture References for the name Eibhlin

Eibhlin O'Donnell, character on British soap "EastEnders"



irishdancer428 Says:


Actually, in Irish, this name and Eibhilin are pronounced I've-leen. This has evolved into Eileen and Evelyn. Bh in Irish is usually pronounced like a v, but I understand where you are coming from.

Impwood Says:


Nameberry, this is Eileen, not Evelyn. I know that Eibhlin originally comes from Evelina, but the way it is usually pronounced in Irish is like Eileen. "EYE-leen".

SimoneKadele Says:


Complicated spelling. Furthermore, and I don't know if this is just me, I have trouble pronouncing Eibhlin or Evelyn as two syllables (EV-lin). Another difficult name is Viola (if I try to say VILE-uh). I naturally say eh-ve-lin and vee-OH-luh/VIE-uh-luh. I don't know why it's so hard for me to say....