Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:Bright, shining light; Little bird; Strength; Desired
Illene is a beautiful-sounding name for girls. As an alternative to the Irish name Aileen, it means “bright” and “shining light.” But as a variant of the Scottish Eileen, it also means “little bird,” “strength,” and “desired.” Illene is the best of both worlds, so you needn’t waste time going back and forth between the etymologies. Choosing Illene for your fledgling just may inspire them to spread their wings and blaze a trail for others to follow.
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