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Meaning and name origin

Kathleen \k(a)-th-leen\ as a girl's name is pronounced kath-LEEN. It is of Irish origin. Variant of Katherine (Greek) "pure". First used outside of Ireland in the 1840s. Actress Kathleen Turner.

Kathleen has 26 variant forms: Cathaleen, Cathaline, Cathleen, Kaitlin, Kaitlinn, Katha, Kathaleen, Kathaleya, Kathaleyna, Kathaline, Kathelina, Katheline, Kathleena, Kathlena, Kathlene, Kathleyn, Kathlin, Kathline, Kathlyn, Kathylyne, Kathlynn, Kathyline, Katleen, Katlin, Katline and Katlyne.

For more information, see also the related girl name Catherine.

Suggested similar baby names are Kaitleen, Kataleen, Kathileen and Kathyleen.


Kathleen is a very popular first name for females (#36 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#83102 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Kathleen name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Kathleen with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

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

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


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