Origin of the name AILEEN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name AILEEN.
Ancient Irish name. It may be related to Alan
(q.v.), "beautiful." Yonge thinks it may be a form of Greek Helene
(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)