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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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Kalina.
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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Colleen for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Colleen and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cailin, Coleen, Colette, Colleen and Kalina. (2015 statistics).
Colleen is also pronounced similarly to Caileen, Caleen, Callen, Cayleen and Kelleen. Other suggested similar baby names are Jolleen and Rolleen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Colleen.
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