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[ahy-leen, ey-leen] /aɪˈlin, eɪˈlin/
a female given name, form of Helen. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He raced across the sands as Eileen Graham opened her eyes, and supported her as she struggled to her feet, pale and trembling.

  • She had told Eileen that she might take the touring car and do as she pleased with it.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Eileen stirs and sighs wearily, a frown appearing for an instant on her forehead.

    The Straw Eugene O'Neill
  • I'll do my best, and if that's not good enough, Miss Eileen knows what she can do.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Eileen and I have our house divided by a Mason and Dixon line.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
Word Origin and History for Eileen

fem. proper name, from Celtic (cf. Irish Eibhlin) but influenced in form by Helen.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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