Origin:Gaelic
Popularity:1290
Meaning:Little bird; Strength; Desired; Hazelnut
Eileen is a girl-given name and anglicized version of the Gaelic "Eibhlin" and "Aibhlin," meaning "little bird," "strength," and "desired." Eileen also derives from the french word "Aveline," meaning "hazelnut." An old-world charmer, Eileen is also a multi-faceted number thanks to its varied etymology. Although a refined and timeless classic in Irish homes, Eileen certainly lets their hair down on the dance floor! "Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners has been a party favorite for over 40 years, standing the test of time just as its namesake.

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