girl name Eileen
 

Baby Girl Names - Eileen


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The name Eileen is of Irish Gaelic origin, and means shining or bright.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Eileen has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Eileen
Use of the Name Eileen for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
181,089 62,307 11,712 3,905 1,923 742 356
The table below indicates the number of times the name Eileen has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Eileen first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1882, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Eileen
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18828406  
18839565  
1884    
18859586  
188657915  
188759315  
188869514  
188957820  
189070015  
189176013  
189246135  
189347732  
189446536  
189542844  
189642546  
189737659  
189834581  
189934077  
190036885  
190132287  
190232591  
1903311101  
1904294120  
1905302124  
1906258161  
1907266168  
1908242199  
1909240216  
1910240258  
1911213332  
1912202470  
1913183613  
1914158918  
19151321,493  
19161181,857  
19171072,144  
19181102,262  
19191032,344  
19201002,716  
19211002,862  
1922962,936  
1923952,980  
1924933,070  
1925962,964  
1926922,924  
1927912,927  
19281022,642  
1929982,557  
19301092,376  
19311062,226  
19321142,114  
19331152,004  
19341092,222  
19351082,199  
19361032,319  
19371072,342  
19381132,283  
19391152,158  
19401252,033  
19411212,190  
1942883,116  
1943684,084  
1944733,641  
1945703,635  
1946804,163  
1947914,240  
1948913,832  
1949953,724  
1950913,883  
1951953,814  
19521003,735  
19531073,630  
19541153,679  
19551203,505  
19561233,438  
19571203,713  
19581253,524  
19591273,623  
19601303,495  
19611313,490  
19621393,057  
19631412,938  
19641532,584  
19651572,417  
19661682,042  
19671791,793  
19681971,580  
19692111,475  
19702451,281  
19712761,036  
1972278921  
1973281869  
1974308761  
1975336663  
1976369560  
1977348633  
1978344630  
1979386567  
1980377614  
1981387583  
1982400580  
1983332690  
1984372613  
1985403559  
1986409537  
1987465469  
1988440514  
1989467524  
1990464527  
1991553424  
1992579403  
1993585401  
1994608369  
1995604371  
1996615372  
1997597379  
1998554447  
1999592413  
2000628400  
2001623402  
2002667379  
2003677386  
2004733356  
Totals:  181,089 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Eileen as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Eileen appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 122 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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