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pinWhat does Kathleen mean?

Kathleen /kath-leen/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced kath-LEEN. It is of Irish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Kathleen is "pure".

Variant of Katherine. First used outside of Ireland in the 1840s. Actress Kathleen Turner.


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

Affiliated girl name: Catherine.

Kathleen has 22 more related forms via Katherine: Cataleen, Cataleena, Cathee, Catreen, Kataleen, Katalin, Katchen, Katee, Katelle, Katharyn, Kathee, Katherin, Katheryn, Kathie, Kathileen, Kathirin, Kathiryn, Kathlyne, Kathrene, Kathryn, Kathrynn and Katrien.

Kreatif forms: Karthleen, Kathleenna, Keethleen. [more]

pinHow popular is Kathleen?

Kathleen is a very popular first name for females (#36 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#109328 out of 150436, Top 73%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Kathleen for girls. Kathleen reached its apex position of #15 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is at #674 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kathleen and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Kathleen (#674 a year ago) are Katherine (#83 a year ago), Catherine (#170), Kathryn (#293), Katlin, Kathlyn, Katheryn, Cathleen, Kaitlin, Kathaleen and Kathie. Forms like Kataleen are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4914%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.2527%, down 48.6%), with versions like Kaitlin, Kathleen, Kathryn, Kathie and Cathleen falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kathleen, Catherine, Cathleen, Kaitlin, Kathaleen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katherine, Katheryn, Kathie, Kathlyn, Kathryn, Katlin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kathleen, Catherine, Kaitlin, Katherine, Kathryn outside U.S.

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Recommended similar baby names are Kaitleen and Kathyleen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kathleen.