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Colleen meaning and name origin
Colleen \c(ol)-leen\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Cauline, Cauleyne, Coe, Coel, Coleen, Colena, Colene, Coley, Colinda, Coline, Colleene, Collena, Collene, Collie, Collina, Colline, Colly, Kolleen and Kolline.
For more information, see also the related name Kalina.
Baby names that sound like Colleen are Caileen, Callen, Cayleen, Kelleen and Caleen.
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Popularity of Colleen
Colleen is a very popular first name for women (#227 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#57926 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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