name for "Beautiful Girl." Cai
is the term for beauty that is both physical and spiritual, unlike álainn
, which just means physical beauty. Leen
means little girl or small child.
In Irish folklore, the name Caileen
has been used to represent a girl who is greatly unaware of her own worth. She is beautiful and kind but unaware of it, often helping and befriending people of a "lesser status".
Eric: If I ask her out, do you think she'll say yes?
Bri: It's Caileen
we're talking about! She'll probably say yes and be shocked why you would even want to go out with her!
Eric: Are you kidding me? She's beautiful.
Bri: Try telling her that...