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What does Cathleen mean?

Cathleen /cath-leen/ [2 sylls.] 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 48 more different forms via Caitlin, Kathleen: Caelin, Caelyn, Caetlin, Cailen, Cailene, Cailyn, Cailynn, Caitilin, Caitlan, Caitlann, Caitlen, Caitlinn, Caitlyn, Caitlynn, Calen, Calin, Calyn, Calynn, Catelan, Cateline, Catelinn, Catelyn, Catelynn, Cathaline, Catlain, Catlyn, Catlynn, Cayelin, Caylen, Caylin, Caylyn, Katelan, Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn, Kathaleen, Kathaleya, Kathaleyna, Kathleena, Kathlena, Kathlene, Kathleyn, Kathlin, Kathline, Kathlyn, Kathlynn, Katleen and Katlin.

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

How 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. during the years 1950-1959, 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.

Cailyn, Caitlin (#496 in 2014), Caitlyn (#463), Caitlynn, Catherine (#170), Katelin, Katelyn (#172), Katelynn (#567), Kathaleen, Katherine (#83), Kathleen (#674), Kathlyn and Katlin are the prominent related forms of Cathleen rated in the Top 1000. Forms like Kathaleya are uncommon. These girl names reached the top of their popularity in 1998 (usage of 0.514%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.3125%, down 39.2%), with versions such as Cailyn, Katelin, Kathleen, Kathlyn and Katlin becoming somewhat outmoded. Caitlin (#496), Caitlyn (#463), Katelyn (#172) and Katelynn (#567) are four of the more fashionable baby names among these. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Cathleen and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cathleen, Cailyn, Caitlin, Caitlyn, Caitlynn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Catherine, Katelin, Katelyn, Katelynn, Kathaleen in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Cathleen is alike in pronunciation to Cathlene. Other recommended similar baby names are Cataleen, Cataleena and Cathyleen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cathleen.