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pinWhat does Cathleen mean?

Cathleen /cath-leen/ as a girls' name is pronounced kath-LEEN. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cathleen is "pure". From Caitlin; variant spelling of Kathleen.


Cathleen has 4 variants: Cathaleen, Catleen, Catlin and Catline.

Related girl names: Catherine and Katherine.

Cathleen has 20 more different relations via Caitlin, Kathleen: Cailen, Caitlen, Calen, Catelan, Catelinn, Catelyn, Catelynn, Catlain, Catlyn, Catlynn, Caylen, Kathaleen, Kathleena, Kathlena, Kathlene, Kathleyn, Kathlin, Kathlyn, Kathlynn and Katleen.

Kreatif forms: Cathleenne, Cethleen, Cithleen. [more]

pinHow popular is Cathleen?

Cathleen is a very prominent first name for females (#657 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Cathleen for girls. Cathleen entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #295 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cathleen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cathleen outside U.S.

Caitlin (#496 in recent rankings), Catherine (#170), Kathaleen, Katherine (#83), Kathleen (#674) and Kathlyn are the prominent related forms of Cathleen rated in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Catelan, are uncommon. These forms of Cathleen were favored in the 1980s (adoption of 0.548%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.368%, 32.8%), with the versions Cathleen, Kathleen and Kathlyn becoming less stylish. Katherine has historically been the top pick of parents, though Caitlin has become popular as well.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cathleen, Caitlin, Catherine, Kathaleen, Katherine in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kathleen, Kathlyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caitlin, Catherine, Katherine, Kathleen outside U.S.

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Cathleen is alike in pronunciation to Cathlene, Cathline and Cathlyne. Other recommended similar baby names are Ashleen, Caetlin, Cahlie, Caileen, Caitilin, Caitlan, Caitlann, Caitlinn, Caitlyn, Caitlynn, Calee, Caleen, Callee, Caralee, Caraleen, Caraleena, Careen, Carileen, Carlee, Carleen, Carleena, Carlen, Carllen, Carolee, Carolien, Cataleen, Catalin, Cataline, Cateline, Catharin, Cathe, Cathee, Catheirn, Cathelina, Cathenne, Catheren, Catherin, Cathirin, Cathiryn, Cathrinn, Cathrynn, Cathye, Cathyleen, Catlaina, Catlina, Catreen, Catreena, Caylee, Cayleen, Coleen, Colleen, Earleen, Etheleen, Faeleen, Jackleen, Jaeleen, Jakleen, Jasleen, Jayleen, Kaitleen, Kaleen, Karaleen, Karleen, Kataleen, Kathee, Kayleen, Marleen, Mayleen, Nataleen, Rayleen, Sasheen and Taleen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cathleen.