Irish variation of Elizabeth
"pledged to God"

Eilis Origin and Meaning

The name Eilis is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "pledged to God".
Thanks to the lovely movie Brooklyn based on the Colm Toibin novel of the same name, we now all know that this name rhymes with Irish. But as with many Irish names , that isn't evident from this spelling, at least to English speakers. Popular in medieval times, it is still used in Ireland and maybe make an alternative to the super-popular Isla. Eilish, Eillish and Eibhlis are alternate forms.

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Famous People Named Eilis

  • Eilis DillonIrish novelist
  • Eilis Ni DhuibhneIrish novelist
  • Eilis O'HanlonIrish journalist and writer
  • Eilis KirwanIrish film director

Eilis in Pop Culture

  • Eilis Laceymain character in novel/film "Brooklyn"