- a female given name, form of Helen.
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Examples from the Web for eileen
Another impeccably cast performance goes to Missi Pyle, who plays a Nancy Grace-esque cable news host named Eileen Abbott.Ben Affleck Delivers the Best Performance of His Career in ‘Gone Girl’
October 2, 2014
My brothers and sisters in the back seat formed an a cappella choir chanting an enraged “Eileen!”‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
April 8, 2014
Eileen Rockefeller is the first woman in her family to write a memoir about her world-famous clan.The Reluctant Rockefeller Speaks Out
September 15, 2013
“She has a very deep and active inner life,” said Huston of Eileen.‘Smash’: Anjelica Huston on Her Husband’s Death, Her New Role, and Whether She’ll Sing
February 4, 2012
“I think anybody that really wants to make a business knows they can get around anything,” said Eileen.Men Who Prey on Masseuses
June 25, 2010
She had told Eileen that she might take the touring car and do as she pleased with it.
I'll do my best, and if that's not good enough, Miss Eileen knows what she can do.
She never had been able to see the inner workings of Eileen's heart.
Eileen was not prepared to be in truth and honor any of these.
When they had gone Eileen turned to Linda with a discontented and aggrieved face.
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