Eilidh - girls name

Eilidh name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 79%

Eilidh name meaning:

The name Eilidh is of Scottish origin and is typically a girl's name. It is derived from the Gaelic name "Eilionóir" which means "light" or "torchbearer". Eilidh is a popular name in Scotland and is often seen as a diminutive form of Helen or Ellen.

People with the name Eilidh are often described as charismatic, confident, and full of energy. They tend to have a positive outlook on life and have a natural ability to make others feel comfortable and at ease. Eilidh has a strong sense of independence and is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. She is often seen as an inspiration to others and is admired for her determination and perseverance.

In summary, the name Eilidh carries the meaning of light or torchbearer. It represents a person who brings brightness and positivity to those around them. Eilidh is a name that embodies strength, confidence, and charisma, making it a fitting choice for a girl.

Origin: Gaelic


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Overall UK ranking: 1195 out of 5581

28 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (20)

Historical popularity of Eilidh

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