Origin of the name AILEAN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name AILEAN.
AILEAN.m. Gaelic form of Allan
(q.v.), a name that may mean "hunting dog," or "handsome."
Ailean Maclean (fl. 16th cent.), was the
second son of Scotsman Lachlan Cattanach Maclean, aka Allan o' the Wisp,
so called for setting fire to buildings with straw. (Wiki)
AILEAN.f. Irish name, rendered by some as "light," as if it were a form of Helen;
others think it more probably from the Erse ail, "noble,
from aille, "handsome, fair"; or corrupted from ailgean,
(Praenomina, Charnock, 1882)