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Subject: Mapuche origin
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: August 31, 2008 at 7:26:11 PM
Reply to: Ailyn [? meaning, origin ?] by Kathryn
Sorry I didn't think to respond to this before.

Although it may still be possible that on occasion Hispanic Americans have used Ailyn simply as a "Hispanicized" spelling of Eileen, in South America it evidently is primarily thought of as a name from the Mapuche language, as discussed in the following former thread on this board:

http://www.behindthename.com/bb/arcview.php?id=3252711&board=gen

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