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Kathleen

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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
  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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!!
  12. 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
  13. 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
    Extra information:
  14. 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...
    If my name wasn`t Kathleen....:

    Extra information:
    i love my name
  15. 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





Statistics for Kathleen

Kathleen appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 420. In the last 128 years Kathleen has occupied a spot in the top 1000 without interruptions. The name reached the top-100 8 times. 1950 was a `top year` for the name Kathleen. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #10. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007420
2006371
2005339
2004318
2003282
2002260
2001238
2000204
1999192
1998171
1997175
1996151
1995139
1994130
1993117
1992108
1991102
199092
198082
197045
196027
195010
194040
193084
192091
1910131
1900170
1890239
1880358


See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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Kathleen
I am known as Lena
Kathleen
IT sounds like a hippy name for hippies...
claudia
my mum's name rox
KATHLEEN
I AM AWSOME
Kathleen
I LOVE my name. My nickname is Kay and I like that also. I like it because it sounds good, crispy, and it's Irish, not many have that name.
Kathleen
I LOVE my name. My nickname is Kay and I like that also. I like it because it sounds good, crispy, and it's Irish, not many have that name.


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