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

Eibhlin Origin and Meaning

The name Eibhlin is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "shining, brilliant".

Gaelic spelling complicates what is, phonetically, Evelyn.

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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....