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Aileen Name Meaning and Origin

Aileen Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Bright, shining, light

Name Origin


The name Aileen means 'bright, shining, light' in Irish. It is the anglicized form of the Gaelic name Aibhilín or Eibhlín, which in turn is derived from the Old Irish name Eithne, meaning 'kernel' or 'grain'. Aileen is a popular name in Ireland and Scotland, often associated with qualities like beauty, intelligence, and positivity.

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Aileen Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Aileen is pronounced as eye-leen, with a smooth and melodious flow. It is easy to pronounce and has a pleasant sound overall.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Aileen has a balanced rhythm with two syllables that flow smoothly together. It has a musical quality that is pleasing to the ear.

Famous People Named Aileen

Find celebrities with this name and see how they shine in their respective fields.

● Aileen Quinn

Aileen Quinn is an American actress and singer best known for her portrayal of the title role in the 1982 film 'Annie'. She also appeared in various TV shows and stage productions, showcasing her talent both as an actress and a singer.

● Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos was an American serial killer who was convicted of murdering seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. Her life story was the basis for the movie 'Monster', where she was portrayed by Charlize Theron.

Aileen Name Popularity Insights

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The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of Aileen

While the name Aileen itself does not have any inherently negative connotations, it is worth noting that there is a notorious figure associated with the name - Aileen Wuornos, a convicted serial killer. This association might bring negative cultural symbols to mind for some individuals.

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