Kathleen Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \k(a)-th-leen\
Number in U.S 👶 714,000
Rate in 2021 1877
Numerology 🔢 4
Name origin 🌍 Irish

Kathleen Name Origin and History

What does Kathleen mean?
The meaning of the name Kathleen is "pure".

Origin of the name Kathleen
Kathleen is an Irish name and is very popular in her area. It comes from the term "katharos", meaning "pure".

Diminutives and variations of the name Kathleen
Women named Kathleen are very sociable, sensitive and with a lot of empathy. Looking into the eyes of a person, he can tell how he is and if there is any problem. She has the ability to help whenever they need her and they are well loved by everyone, she has many friends.

Celebrities named Kathleen
Kathleen Robertson: she is an actress from Canada and has starred, among others, in the movie "Northern Rescue".
Kathleen Quinlan: is a 64-year-old actress from the United States, nominated for an Oscar once. She has starred in, among other films, "Breakdown".
Kathleen Hanna: is a musician, activist and writer from the United States.

Numerology of the name Kathleen< /br>According to numerology, the number of the name Kathleen is 4. The number 4 is synonymous with stability and order. In addition, it represents trustworthy and very loyal people.

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2/23/2023 9:53:42 AM

I was born in 1999 and always disliked my name. It wasn't until a few years ago that I began to appreciate it although, I always go by Kat. My dentist once recognized "Kathleen is an Irish name" and when I think of it that way, I have a lot more pleasant feelings towards it.

2/17/2023 5:31:50 PM

I named my daughter Kathleen Elizabeth born 2015 because I'd always liked the name thought it was a very pretty name for a girl and luckily my husband's grandma was a Kathleen'too so we were able to agree on this name though I had to fight for the middle name because he didn't like it. My daughter has a good friend born the'same year who is also named Kathleen & they met at church. My husband is half Irish so the name worked great for us & I also love that it means pure/chaste. I would have loved to have been given'this name myself!

1/8/2023 9:12:58 PM

I have always been called Kathleen, my mother wouldn't let anyone call me Kathy as a child. I rarely meet other women with the name and my family is not Irish. Some friends call me Kat which is fine.

12/9/2022 4:46:48 PM

I love my name. I'm 35 and there aren't too many Kathleens around (at least not that i've met). I hate when people misspell it (Kathlene, Katheline Kathline) or try something cute like calling me Kathy or Katie. It's Kathleen and I like it!

12/9/2022 9:25:58 AM

Kathleen is also my name. Although It's not one of a kind, I appreciate it. :D

12/6/2022 10:39:18 PM

I'm a 2009 Kathleen, I really like my name because no one i know has it. I am called Kat.I hate how some people pronounce my name wrong they call me Kathrine or Katilyn. i always correct them. I have been called Kath-A-leen. and it gets anoying but i guess thats what you get when you don't have a very common name. Originally my parents were going to name me Kathrine but my grandmother'suggested Kathleen and my mom fell in love with it. my name is Kathleen Anne.

12/1/2022 8:20:52 AM

Born 2007 My name is spelled Kathlene my dad name me after my great grandma and my dads mom which is my grandma. He formed Katharine and Aleen and he made it Kathlene. He didn't want it to be with the "leen" so he made it "lene" to make it more unquie. I love my name and everyone always says it a very pretty name. I was the only girl in middle school and high school with that name. I'm very proud of my name. I don't go by any nicknames only Kathlene. But a lot of people pronounce my name as Kaitlyn or Katharine. Which I don't understand why. I have blonde hair and blue eyes.

11/15/2022 11:28:04 AM

I'm a 1986 Kathleen. Growing up I didn't particularly like it because Catherine and Katherine were the norm at the time, but now I truly see It's beauty. Over the years I transitioned to Kathy and now want to revert back to the full Kathleen as an adult.

10/28/2022 7:20:12 AM

I simply love my name Kathleen. If not in a gas station, doctor's office, grocery store etc nametag Kathy or Kathleen...very popular!

10/25/2022 9:08:48 PM

A ton of the friends that i've had, do not seem to know how to pronounce it. They know It's Kathleen Elizabeth, but they don't pronounce it like that. It always tends to be along the lines of, "Kath-a-leen El-(long i)-zabeth". I can not tell you how many times i've had to correct people on that! My parents thought it was a great family name and sounded right with my last name to, syllable, or something similar, wise. I tried to go by Kate, but I ended up as Katie, then Katy (k-t). When I went by Katy people would call me cat-ie. FYI: I'm not a cat!

10/10/2022 7:54:28 AM

My name is Kathleen and I think It's a pretty good name. As I get older (I'm now 15) I'm starting to like it more and more. Everyone usually spells my name wrong. They spell it with a "C" and sometimes spell it Cathlene or Kathlene. Most people pronounce my name Kath-a-leen. I'm constantly correcting them; I have to at least once everyday and it gets very tiring. i've never had anyone have the'same name as me in my school until this year. One girl's name is Kathleen but she goes by Katie so I don't think it really counts. I was named after my grandma Kathy so I can't go by it and there are too many Katie's so I just go by Kathleen and Kat.

9/25/2022 5:32:34 AM

I'm a 2010 Kathleen and I absolutely love my name! It's so special and unique, and nowadays, It's hard to find someone with such a classic name.

9/23/2022 10:41:04 PM

I'm a 2000 Kathleen and I love it! I have never met another person with my name! I have never'shortened my name or had a nickname! I have always been very proud to be a Kathleen... It's a great classic name! :)

9/20/2022 2:59:28 AM

I obvious have the name Kathleen and I could not be happier with it! I would have liked to be called that but over the years (up in age) had to settle for Kathy which I do like as well........thumbs up the the name

9/1/2022 1:44:42 AM

My name is Kathleen, I am 42 yearso old and hagve never liked it, I have always discouraged anyone from calling me Kathleen although I hate Kath just as much, I prefer Kat or Kathy.

8/17/2022 10:16:48 PM

I'm Kathleen marie...named after'someone's favourite aunt.I knew I was in trouble if mum used my full name.Most people over the years have called me Kath or Kathy but my husband started to call me Kate after'seeing fI'm Taming of the'shrew.Cheek.Ive always tried to live up to its meaning..pure.Am I boring?

8/2/2022 5:18:00 AM

I'm a 2006 Kathleen. I was named because my dad liked it and it Isn't a very popular name. I absolutely refuse for people to call me Kathy or Katie, but some of my friends call me Kat or Kath, and I think that's fine. When people meet me, they repeat my name and most of the time say Katherine, which is so annoying because I always have to correct them. Sometimes people pronounce my name Kath-a-leen, but I don't really mind if they say it that way.

7/29/2022 2:22:30 PM

I love my name and wouldn't change it for the world. I got the name because I was born with a head full of red hair and my mom thought I should be given an Irish name, even'though we're not Irish! :)

6/26/2022 8:23:24 PM

I'm a Kathleen and though I like my name I hate most of the nicknames for it! Kathy is so horrible and I don't like Kate much either. I usually go by Kat, It's much cuter. My best friend always tells me my name'sounds too old for me, so he never uses my full name.

5/9/2022 1:11:24 AM

My name is Kathleen, I was born in 1974. I am Irish, I love my name.

4/24/2022 4:14:06 PM

When I was younger I hated my name. I was named after my great-grandmother and my mother chose it because she'said it was a "woman's name" not a "girl's name". Now that I'm an adult I understand her completely and I love my name. I'm proud of It's origins and think It's more elegant than many of these trendy compound names. The only thing that frustrates me is that'so many non-English speakers (ironically from countries where Anna is a very common name) call me Ann because they assume, since I'm an English speaker, that my name could not be Anna and has to be Ann. That's very annoying.

4/21/2022 4:58:12 AM

I am a 1969 Kathleen. My father named me. My middle name is Rose. I have always loved my name. All my family has always called me Kathy, but everyone else calls me Kathleen. It is a very feminine name and I feel special that it Isn't popular. I like having a unique name. The baristas at Starbucks call me Kat and it is OK as I am a cat lover. I have only met a Kathleen who was much older than I. I am so happy that my parents named me Kathleen. I feel special.

4/8/2022 3:07:30 AM

I'm a 1971 Kathleen and I love my name. I have always insisted that I be called by my full name and I don't have a middle name. When someone called me Kathy, I was sure to correct them right away. Out of the 4000 kids in my high school, there were only 2 Kathleens that went by Kathleen; there were too many Kathy's to count but I think a lot of them were actually Kathryn's. My nickname is Katz.

3/25/2022 4:14:06 AM

My sister was a 1939 Kathleen. Even when we were children, she would correct anyone who mispronounced or misspelled her name. If called on the'schoolyard by anything else, she would ignore it. She never accepted a nickname.

3/24/2022 3:25:30 PM

I disliked my name as a child but as an adult I really like it. I'm a 1976 Kathleen and I can'tell you, there were tons of Katherines. And they were all called Kathy. It was the era of everyone having an IE-Y nickname and that was why I didn't like it when I was a kid. I was the only Kathleen I knew. And I still hardly ever meet people named Kathleen. My father as adamant that I was NOT to be called Kathy and I never was. Stupid people call me Kath-a-leen. I generally go by Kat. Only my husband and mother call me Kathleen. But I love either.

2/2/2022 5:47:42 AM

I am only 14 years old, so I havn't had as much "experience" with the name, but I truly do Love my name being Kathleen. I was named after a combination of 3 of my aunts' names -my aunt KATHy, and my aunt charLEEN and combined to make Kathleen. and my middle name renee. people say that It's to hard to pronouce so they try to call me Kitkat or Kat, but i prefer to be called Kathleen. I am VERY Irish so i adore the name.

1/13/2022 9:04:48 AM

My name is Kathleen, and I was named after my grandma. I go by "Katie", my grandmas idea since Kathleen is such a long name for a little girl. As I get older, I go by Kathleen more and more. Its a classy name that has tradition to it. Extrenely proud of it.

8/10/2021 5:08:06 PM

My name is Kathleen because my father wanted me to have that name. He then promptly started calling me Kelly at it is supposedly a nick-name akin to "lassy". The name is beautiful but I have never felt like a kathleen.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Kathleen?
The origin of the name Kathleen is Irish.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Kathleen?
*️⃣ How many people are named Kathleen?
Almost 714000 people are named Kathleen.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Kathleen?
The names of Victoria, Kayden, Kaiden, Adriel, Caden