Eileen: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Eileen

The Scottish variation of the Greek name Helen, meaning “shining light.” And your little Eileen will definitely be a shining light, unless maybe she goes through a goth phase as a teen. But that’s temporary, and then she’ll be back to the bright side again.

Nicknames:

Lee, Lina, Isla.

Famous people named Eileen:

Actresses Eileen Brennan, Eileen Heckart, and Eileen Moore; poet Eileen Myles; designer Eileen Fisher; novelist Eileen Chang; musician Eileen Ivers.

Fun facts:

Country music star Shania Twain was born Eileen Regina Edwards.

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