Origin of the name EILEEN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name EILEEN.
Originally Irish. An Anglicized form of Helen
(q.v.), meaning "light." Usage: America, Australia,
England, Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland.
Eileen Jackson Southern (d. 2002), was an
African-American author, musicologist, researcher, and teacher. Eileen Edna LePoer Power (d. 1940), was a British economic historian and
medievalist. Kathleen Eileen Moray Gray (d. 1976), was an Irish architect and
furniture designer. (Wiki)
... Helen, unfortunately
generally pronounced Ellen,
was used from the first in Scotland; Eileen or Aileen in Ireland. (History
of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).