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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ay-lee Meaning of Eilidh: "sun, radiant one" Origin of Eilidh: Gaelic

The name Eilidh is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "sun, radiant one". Eilidh and is often added to lists like Cool Girls' Names—Rare, Unique and Unusual and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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Long popular in Scotland, this attractive name is widely considered to be the Gaelic version of Helen. After the Normans introduced it into the British Isles, it was transformed into Evelyn. It has rarely been heard in the U.S., where the spelling would be sure to cause endless pronunciation problems -- it's ay-lee.

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Famous People Named Eilidh

Eilidh Child, Scottish Olympic runner
Eilley Bowers, Scottish-American pioneer
Eilidh Whiteford, British MP
Eilidh Margaret Barbour, Scottish TV presenter
Eilidh Watt, Scottish novelist and journalist
Eilidh Gibson, Scottish slalom canoeist
Eilidh Kate MacQueen, Scottish-Thai model and actress

Pop Culture References for the name Eilidh

Eilidh Rossi, character on Scottish soap "River City"
Eilidh or Aylee, character on TV's 'Reign'