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Origin of the name AILEEN.
Etymology of the name AILEEN.
Meaning of the baby name AILEEN.

  

AILEEN.  Ancient Irish name.  It may be related to Alan (q.v.), "beautiful."  Yonge thinks it may be a form of Greek Helene (q.v.), "light." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Also spelled Ailean and Ailene.  Usage: America, Ireland, Scotland.
    Aileen Marie Quinn, an American actress.  Aileen Campbell, a Scottish Government Minister. (Wiki)

"'Well, then,' says he, 'Aileen, dear, you mustn't open your mouth, nor say a single word, whatever becomes of me,' says he; 'or if you do, all is lost.'"—from The O'Dongohue In The Lake (Irish Fairy Tales, Gibbings & Co., 1904)

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