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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 girl name Kalina.

Colleen is also pronounced similarly to Caileen, Caleen, Callen, Cayleen and Kelleen. Other suggested similar baby names are Jolleen and Rolleen.


Colleen is a very popular first name for females (#227 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#57926 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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