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712k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Kathleen

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Pure
  • #76 All Time
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< 1k Katlyne (Katherine)
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How popular is the name "Kathleen" in the U.S.?



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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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kathleen" ranks #50 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 56 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1972. Across the entire United States a total of 5,126 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kathleen" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kathleen as well as things modernly associated with the name Kathleen such as celebrities named Kathleen.

Irish

Origin and Meaning of Kathleen

The name "Kathleen" is of Irish origin, and it means "Pure". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Kathy Bates

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

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Kathy Griffin

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

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Kathleen Turner

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

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Kathleen Robertson

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

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Kate Capshaw

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

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Kat DeLuna

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

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Alternative Meanings

K is for kindness, you always show.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

T is for teacher, you truly are.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Neelhtak". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ahknleet". 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.

Past life for Kathleen born Jul 4, 1978

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ukraine approximately on 1775. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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