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.
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.
Country music star Shania Twain was born Eileen Regina Edwards.