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What does Kelleen mean?

Kelleen Pronunciation of Kelleen [kelleen] as a girls' name. The name Kelleen means "strife, war". Kelleen is an alternate spelling of Kelly (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the surname.

Associated with: strife (battle).


Kelleen has 3 variants: Kelianne, Kellyann and Kellyanne.

7 more alternative forms via Kelly: Kellee, Kelleigh, Kelley, Kelli, Kellie, Kellina and Kellye.

Creative forms:
(female) Keleen, Kileen, ..

(male) Kelkee, Kelney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kelleen Precious (K.P.), ..

How popular is Kelleen?

Kelleen is a rare first name for females. Kelleen is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Kelleen (outside Top 2000) are Kellee, Kelley, Kelli, Kellie, Kelly (#478 from current records), Kellyann and Kellye. Usage of these forms of Kelleen reached its peak during the years 1970-1979 (median #767) and has become much diminished since. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kellee, Kelley, Kelli, Kellie, Kelly in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kellyann, Kellye in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kellie, Kelly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kelleen is alike in pronunciation to Caileen, Caleen, Callen, Cayleen, Coleen, Colleen, Colleene, Kaileen, Kaleen, Kalen, Kallan, Kayleen, Kaylen, Keelan, Keelin, Keelyn, Kellan, Kellen, Kellyn, Kolleen, Kyleen and Kylen. Other suggested similar names are Aileen, Allcen, Alleen, Catleen, Eilleen, Elleen, Emaleen, Evaleen, Fallen, Heleen, Helen, Hellee, Hellen, Jeneen, Jilleen, Joellen, Jolleen, Kalee, Kaleena, Kalle, Kallee, Kalley, Kallie, Karaleen, Karleen, Karlein (see Caroline), Karlen, Katleen, Kayleena, Kealey, Keeley, Keilie, Kelbea (see Kelby), Kelcey, Kelcie, Kellsey, Kellsie, Kelsee, Keree, Keylie, Keylley, Keyllie, Kylee, Nellwen, Noelleen, Oleen, Pearleen, Rolleen, Sheileen, Taleen, Wileen, Willeen and Yosleen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kelleen.

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