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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #76 most popular

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What does the name "Kathleen" mean?

Kathleen (Irish): Pure

The name "Kathleen" is of Irish origin and it means "Pure". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

K is for kid, the child within.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

H is for hand, that you always give.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Neelhtak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Thleeank". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Kathleen" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Kathleen? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 712,282 babies born with the name Kathleen in the United States. That's more than enough Kathleens to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 21 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kathleen" was in 1951 with a total of 26,703 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kathleens)

According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kathleen" ranks #11 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 295 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1947. Across the entire United States a total of 22,146 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Kathleen popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Kathleen in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Kathleen

Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates is an actress, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1971 to present. Kathy was born in 1948 as Kathleen Doyle Bates in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.


Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin is a comedian with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1980 to present. Kathy was born in 1966 as Kathleen Mary Griffin in Oak Park, Illinois.


Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner is an actress, singer, and stage director with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1978 to present. Kathleen was born in 1954 as Mary Kathleen Turner in Springfield, Missouri, U.S.


Kathleen Robertson

Kathleen was born in 1973 as Kathleen E. Robertson in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


Kate Capshaw

Kate Capshaw is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1981 to 2003. Kate was born in 1953 as Kathleen Sue Nail in Fort Worth, Texas, US.


Kat DeLuna

Kat DeLuna is a recording artist, songwriter, and dancer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Kat was born in 1988 as Kathleen Emperatriz DeLuna in The Bronx, New York City, U.S.


Past life for Kathleen born Oct 7, 1973

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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