Kathleen

Meaning and origin

Kathleen is a Irish girl name. The meaning of the name is innocent.



Where is it used?

The name Kathleen is mainly used in Irish and in English.

It is an abbreviated form of

Katherine, used in English.


How do they say it elsewhere?

Caitlin (In Irish and in English)
Cathleen (In Irish and in English)


See also

In English: Katelyn
In English: Katelynn
In English: Katlyn
In English: Katelin
In English: Kathlyn
In English: Kaitlin
In English: Kaitlynn
In English: Caitlyn
In English: Kaitlyn
In Other languages: Caetlin

What Kathleen`s say about their name

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
It has an origin well all names has an origin but it is unique having an Irish name even though I am not an Irish I can feel it.

The worst thing about the name:
I hate those people calls me Kath, its like a CAT(the animal) I prefer to call me leena

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
It would be Catalina my mom said. Because i was born in the feast of St. Catalina that's why my name became Kathleen because my mom translated it.

Extra information:
I JUST LOVED IT!

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
Irish Accent

The worst thing about the name:
If people call me kath!

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
Heather Miles

Extra information:
Love my name though

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
It has a good sound and delightful feeling.l

The worst thing about the name:
Spelling it with a C

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
I'd change it to Kathleen.

Extra information:
I like my knickname, Kay, it feels just like Kathleen.

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
People assume I'm Irish (correct!)

The worst thing about the name:
Nicknames. Everyone at work shortens it to Kath or Kathy which I don't like

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
My mom wanted Amy

Extra information:
I love my name

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
People assume I'm Irish (correct!)

The worst thing about the name:
Nicknames. Everyone at work shortens it to Kath or Kathy which I don't like

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
My mom wanted Amy

Extra information:
I love my name

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
Not many people named Kathleen nowadays.

The worst thing about the name:
Nicknames. People want to call me Kath, Kathy, Katie, Kat, etc.

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
I would probably be Katherine.

Extra information:
If you insist on using a nickname, please use one that ages well and actually comes from the name. Personally, I think Kathy is the only appropriate nickname for Kathleen. It ages well and can only really be used as a nickname for either Katherine or Kathleen. Anything like Kat, Katie, or Leena, either doesn't age well or doesn't really come from Kathleen.

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
It is lovely with an irish accent. My dad loves it.

The worst thing about the name:
People shorten it all the time

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
I would not change it! Sorry

Extra information:
I'ts a lovely name.

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
My dad gave it to me

The worst thing about the name:
peolpe spell it with a C.

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
mom wanted to call me penelope!

Extra information:
I would not change it.

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
Not too many people have it

The worst thing about the name:
My nickname is Katie and when I tell ppl my name on the phone they always think it's Judy... ??

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
I'm named after my Nana so I wouldn't change it

Extra information:
Ppl give their own nicknames for it like my sister calls me Kat which is ok but ppl i dont know will call me Kath or kathy which i hate

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
there isnt many kathleens around

The worst thing about the name:
being called cat all the time come on like im not a animal

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
i woulnt want to change my name so cant answer sorry

Extra information:
i love my name as i am irih and its a proper irish name

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
It`s a classic. Named after my Grandmom.

The worst thing about the name:
People automatically call you Kathy without even asking.I DO NOT like Kathy!

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
My moms other choices were Moira&Kirstin.

Extra information:
My middle name is Elizabeth.I think Kathleen Elizabeth sounds very elegant!

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
Not many people have it.

The worst thing about the name:
People always try to shorten it!

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
Mallory

Extra information:
Love, love, love my name!!

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
Not many people have that name

The worst thing about the name:
People assume I go by Kathy

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
Lucresha

Extra information:
I don't know what is worse Lucresha or people calling me Kathy

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
My Irish heritage

The worst thing about the name:
People shorten it to Kathy and I hate that name for some reason

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
I'm reminded of My grandfather with it and he passed several years ago so it's what I have to remeber Him

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
people always comment on how nice my name is and that u don;t get many kathleens any more.

The worst thing about the name:
the worse thing about being called kathleen is it gets shortened to many other names like kat, kath, katie, kate, kathy ect...

Extra information:
i love my name

The best thing about the name Kathleen:
nothing

The worst thing about the name:
nothing

If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:
nothing

Extra information:
nothing

More `Kathleen` links

Kathleen as abbreviation
Actors named Kathleen
Kathleen in the encyclopedia