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Girl Name: Kathleen

Name: Kathleen
Pronunciation: \k(a)-th-leen\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Irish
Related Names: Catherine
Sounds Like: Kathyleen, Kathileen, Kataleen
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, Katlyne
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 36
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 83102

Description

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 name Catherine.

Baby names that sound like Kathleen are Kathyleen, Kathileen and Kataleen.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Kathleen.

Popularity

Kathleen is a very popular first name for women (#36 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#83102 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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