Aileen

Aileen - A very unique female name



  Oct 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Aileen, meaning bright, shining light, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #399. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Aileen and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Aileen? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Aileen. The baby girl name Aileen was given to 549 baby girls in 2012, ranking #515 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,574 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Aileen peaked in popularity 93 years ago in 1926 on position 290.



Famous with this name

Aileen Wuornos
Aileen Carlyle
Aileen Lewis


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Aileen is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Aileen is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #178 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #1,220.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Aileen is where you live.


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Aileen origin and meaning

Aileen is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bright, shining light. To see famous people named Aileen, pop culture references for the name Aileen and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Aileen

We've found the following names that sound similar to Aileen, sorted by popularity.

Alma / Alana / Alaina / Alina / Alayna / Alanna / Aline / Alena / Aylin / Allene /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012515
2011469
2010478
2009461
2008497
2007510
2006532
2005490
2004516
2003539
2002553
2001504
2000526
1999530
1998497
1997546
1996705
1995836
1994810
1993746
1992781
1991800
1990828
1989788
1988744
1987778
1986704
1985739
1984634
1983650
1982764
1981757
1980780
1979955
1978871
1977894
1976861
1975774
1974727
1973729
1972699
1971778
1970677
1969624
1968666
1967676
1966646
1965634
1964664
1963685
1962668
1961667
1960671
1959707
1958741
1957734
1956786
1955676
1954706
1953621
1952663
1951602
1950680
1949730
1948631
1947616
1946638
1945627
1944620
1943523
1942644
1941660
1940624
1939622
1938610
1937551
1936460
1935520
1934454
1933457
1932392
1931387
1930363
1929360
1928303
1927312
1926290
1925299
1924293
1923313
1922304
1921308
1920308
1919334
1918348
1917329
1916328
1915309
1914303
1913318
1912343
1911320
1910399

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California178
Nevada197
Arizona322
Texas331
Illinois333
Colorado341
Washington404
New York471
Kansas499
New Jersey522
Georgia756
Tennessee815
North Carolina881
Virginia893
Wisconsin932
Florida1046
Ohio1220

Even more about Aileen


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Aileen a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Aileen?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1926
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Aileen
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,574
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +549

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