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

  

EILEEN.  Also Aileen.  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).

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