What does Colleen mean?
Colleen [colleen] 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.
Associated with: gaelic.
Related girl name: Kalina.Creative forms:
(female) Calleen, Colna, ..
(male) Collan, Collean, .. Middle name pairings:
Colleen Miranda (C.M.), ..
How 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. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history of Colleen for girls. Colleen entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #96 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is presently at #1825. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Colette (#531 from recent data), Kalina (#1837), Collie, Collette, Coleen, Cailin and Colene are the prominent related forms of Colleen (#1825 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Colleta, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Colleen was at its highest in the 1960s (usage of 0.2%) and is now significantly less. Colleen has generally been popular among parents, though Colette has become trendy as well, while forms like Coleen are now less common.
Colleen▼ is pronounced similarly to Cailen, Caleen, Calen, Callan, Callen, Cayleen, Caylen, Kaileen, Kaleen, Kayleen, Kelleen, Kellen and Kyleen. Other recommended names are Allcen, Alleen, Arleen▼, Caleena, Callee, Calley, Callie▲, Carleen, Catleen, Catreen, Celeena, Charleen, Chloee, Collice, Connee, Coralee, Coree, Coreen, Coreene, Corlee, Corless, Corley, Correen, Correena, Dollee (see Dolly), Doreen▼, Earleen, Eileen▼, Eilleen, Elleen, Evaleen, Eveleen, Evleen, Harleen, Hollee, Jayleen▲, Jilleen, Joeleen, Joellen, Joleen, Jolleen, Loreen, Lurleen, Marleen, Mayleen, Mollee, Myrleen (see Merle), Noeleen, Noelleen, Noreen▼, Pauleen, Pollee (see Polly), Raeleen, Rayleen, Rolleen, Rosaleen, Rosheen, Taleen, Wileen, Willeen, Yosleen and Zoreen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Colleen.See names in meaning and etymology.