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pinWhat does Colleen mean?

Colleen /col-leen/ as a girls' name is pronounced kah-LEEN. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Colleen is "girl, wench".

From "cailín". Sometimes used as a feminine of Colin or variant of Colette. See also Cailin. The name has been associated with silent screen celebrity Colleen Moore (1901-88). Actress Colleen Dewhurst; writer Colleen McCullough.


Colleen has 19 variants: Cauleyne, Cauline, Coe, Coel, Coleen, Colena, Colene, Coley, Colinda, Coline, Colleene, Collena, Collene, Collie, Collina, Colline, Colly, Kolleen and Kolline.

Related girl name: Kalina.

Colleen has 7 more alternative forms via Cailin, Colette: Caileen, Coleta, Collet, Colleta, Collete, Collett and Collette.

Kreatif forms: Calleen, Colleenna. [more]

pinHow popular is Colleen?

Colleen is a very prominent first name for women (#227 out of 4276, Top 5%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#129619 out of 150436, Top 86%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Colleen for girls. Colleen entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #95 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Colette (#522 from recent data), Collette and Coleen are the prominent related forms of Colleen listed in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Colleta, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Colleen was at its highest during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.49%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.12%, down 75.5%). Colleen has generally been popular among parents, though Colette has become trendy as well, while Coleen and Colleen are now less common. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Colleen and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Colleen, Coleen, Colette, Collette in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Colleen and related baby names outside U.S.

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Colleen is pronounced similarly to Cailen, Caleen, Calen, Callan, Callen, Cayleen, Caylen, Kaileen, Kaleen, Kayleen, Kelleen, Kellen and Kyleen. Other recommended similar baby names are Alleen, Caleena, Callee, Carleen, Catleen, Celeena, Coralee, Coreen, Corlee, Correen, Dollee, Eilleen, Elleen, Hollee, Jilleen, Joeleen, Joleen, Jolleen, Mollee, Noeleen, Noelleen, Pollee, Rolleen, Willeen and Yosleen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Colleen.