Gender: Female Pronunciation: eye-lish Meaning of Eilish: "pledged to God" Origin of Eilish: Anglicized variation of Eilis, Irish form of Hebrew Elizabeth

Eilish Origin and Meaning

The name Eilish is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "pledged to God".

This spelling makes the pronunciation -- rhymes with Irish -- more evident to English speakers. These days, those, everybody knows how to pronounce Eilish thanks to singer Billie, who uses it as her last name though it's really her middle. The Eilis form was popular in medieval times, and is still heard in modern Ireland -- and around the world as the name of the heroine in the movie Brooklyn.

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Pop Culture References for the name Eilish


fearlessfirefly Says:


I knew a girl with this name. She went by Eiley.

oliviamcdonald Says:


Who is awesome

oliviamcdonald Says:


In the Brooklyn movie they say Eye-lish. Is it pronounced wrong in the movie?

oliviamcdonald Says:


And how do you pronounce “ae-lihsh”

adadadad Says:


just makes me think of billie

heathergrey Says:


it can actually be pronounced both ways depending on where you're from but it's definitely nothing like how it was spelled there

SparkleNinja18 Says:


Thought Eilidh was pronounced like Aylee

heathergrey Says:


the person who wrote that pronunciation has no idea what they're talking about. it's pronounced 'ae-lihsh' and it should be spelled Eilidh.

CherryBomb50 Says: