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Eileen

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How popular is the baby name Eileen in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1882 6 6 0
1883 5 5 0
1885 6 6 0
1886 15 15 0
1887 15 15 0
1888 14 14 0
1889 20 20 0
1890 15 15 0
1891 13 13 0
1892 35 35 0
1893 32 32 0
1894 36 36 0
1895 44 44 0
1896 46 46 0
1897 59 59 0
1898 81 81 0
1899 77 77 0
1900 85 85 0
1901 87 87 0
1902 91 91 0
1903 101 101 0
1904 120 120 0
1905 124 124 0
1906 161 161 0
1907 168 168 0
1908 199 199 0
1909 216 216 0
1910 258 258 0
1911 336 336 0
1912 470 470 0
1913 614 614 0
1914 920 920 0
1915 1,493 1,493 0
1916 1,858 1,858 0
1917 2,153 2,147 6
1918 2,264 2,264 0
1919 2,352 2,346 6
1920 2,717 2,717 0 #100 girl name
1921 2,868 2,862 6 #100 girl name
1922 2,943 2,938 5 #96 girl name
1923 2,980 2,980 0 #95 girl name
1924 3,069 3,069 0 #93 girl name
1925 2,967 2,962 5 #96 girl name
1926 2,929 2,929 0 #92 girl name
1927 2,934 2,928 6 #92 girl name
1928 2,652 2,644 8
1929 2,563 2,558 5 #98 girl name
1930 2,387 2,378 9
1931 2,239 2,226 13
1932 2,128 2,120 8
1933 2,011 2,004 7
1934 2,233 2,226 7
1935 2,207 2,199 8
1936 2,334 2,320 14
1937 2,353 2,344 9
1938 2,288 2,283 5
1939 2,169 2,158 11
1940 2,044 2,034 10
1941 2,204 2,192 12
1942 3,118 3,106 12 #88 girl name
1943 4,109 4,092 17 #68 girl name
1944 3,658 3,649 9 #73 girl name
1945 3,641 3,635 6 #70 girl name
1946 4,181 4,170 11 #80 girl name
1947 4,266 4,250 16 #91 girl name
1948 3,843 3,838 5 #91 girl name
1949 3,733 3,723 10 #95 girl name
1950 3,893 3,885 8 #91 girl name
1951 3,822 3,814 8 #95 girl name
1952 3,744 3,739 5 #100 girl name
1953 3,635 3,627 8
1954 3,684 3,679 5
1955 3,516 3,505 11
1956 3,453 3,447 6
1957 3,722 3,709 13
1958 3,535 3,527 8
1959 3,633 3,626 7
1960 3,506 3,496 10
1961 3,490 3,490 0
1962 3,061 3,056 5
1963 2,951 2,939 12
1964 2,594 2,585 9
1965 2,425 2,418 7
1966 2,039 2,039 0
1967 1,798 1,791 7
1968 1,588 1,580 8
1969 1,474 1,474 0
1970 1,282 1,282 0
1971 1,045 1,038 7
1972 920 920 0
1973 866 866 0
1974 758 758 0
1975 662 662 0
1976 563 563 0
1977 638 633 5
1978 630 630 0
1979 574 569 5
1980 613 613 0
1981 585 585 0
1982 584 584 0
1983 688 688 0
1984 614 614 0
1985 560 560 0
1986 535 535 0
1987 470 470 0
1988 514 514 0
1989 531 524 7
1990 529 529 0
1991 422 422 0
1992 403 403 0
1993 401 401 0
1994 368 368 0
1995 373 373 0
1996 373 373 0
1997 377 377 0
1998 449 449 0
1999 414 414 0
2000 401 401 0
2001 406 406 0
2002 380 380 0
2003 388 388 0
2004 358 358 0
2005 380 380 0
2006 355 355 0
2007 395 395 0
2008 386 386 0
2009 346 346 0
2010 320 320 0
2011 369 369 0
2012 324 324 0
2013 359 359 0
2014 391 391 0
2015 407 407 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Eileen baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 185,626 babies born with the name Eileen in the United States. That's more than enough Eileens to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Eileen" was in 1947 with a total of 4,250 babies. (That's a lot of baby Eileens)

According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Eileen" ranks #86 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 26 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1923. Across the entire United States a total of 2,980 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Eileen" mean? The list below shows the origins of Eileen as well as things modernly associated with the name Eileen such as celebrities named Eileen.

Origin and Meaning of Eileen

The name "Eileen" is of Irish origin, and it means "Beautiful Bird". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Eileen Davidson

Eileen Davidson is an actress and author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to present. Eileen was born in 1959 in Artesia, California, U.S.

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Eileen Brennan

Eileen Brennan is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1960 to 2011. Eileen was born in 1938 as Verla Eileen Brennen in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Greer Garson

Greer Garson is an actress, singer, and philanthropist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1937 to 1982. Greer was born in 1904 as Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson in Manor Park, London, Essex, England, UK.

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Eileen Atkins

Eileen was born in 1934 as Eileen June Atkins in London, England, UK.

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Eileen Fulton

Eileen was born in 1933 as Margaret Elizabeth McLarty in Asheville, North Carolina, United States.

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Eileen April Boylan

Eileen April Boylan is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Eileen was born in 1987 in Acton, California, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Eileen

Eileen Decker
Eileen Fisher
Eileen Whelan
Eileen The Crow

Alternative Meanings

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Neelie". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eeieln". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Eileen born Feb 9, 2012

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 525. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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