Cathleen

First Name
30k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cathleen

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

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  1. A female given name, a less common spelling of Kathleen.

Notable Persons Named Cathleen

Cathleen Nesbitt was an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1910. Cathleen was given the name Kathleen Mary Nesbitt on November 24th, 1888 in Cheshire, England, UK. She died on August 2nd, 1982.

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Cathleen Roxanne Rigby is a speaker, actress, former gymnast, gymnastics, and formergymnast. Cathleen was born on December 12th, 1952 in Los Alamitos, California. Cathleen is also known as Cathy Rigby McCoy and Cathy Rigby Mason.

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Cathy Scott is a journalist, author, and lecturer. Cathy was given the name Cathleen Scott in San Diego.

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Cathleen was born on January 4th, 1964 in Stockton, California.

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Cathleen Schine is a writer.

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Cathleen Cordell was a film, television, actor, and televisionactress. Cathleen was born on May 21st, 1915 in Brooklyn. She passed away on August 19th, 1997.

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How popular is the baby name Cathleen in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1896 8 8 0
1899 8 8 0
1900 6 6 0
1901 5 5 0
1902 18 18 0
1903 13 13 0
1904 18 18 0
1905 11 11 0
1906 17 17 0
1907 13 13 0
1908 7 7 0
1909 16 16 0
1910 27 27 0
1911 23 23 0
1912 30 30 0
1913 24 24 0
1914 28 28 0
1915 33 33 0
1916 49 49 0
1917 41 41 0
1918 44 44 0
1919 46 46 0
1920 51 51 0
1921 56 56 0
1922 61 61 0
1923 78 78 0
1924 73 73 0
1925 73 73 0
1926 73 73 0
1927 53 53 0
1928 67 67 0
1929 56 56 0
1930 57 57 0
1931 49 49 0
1932 70 70 0
1933 50 50 0
1934 57 57 0
1935 61 61 0
1936 45 45 0
1937 61 61 0
1938 64 64 0
1939 85 85 0
1940 117 117 0
1941 136 136 0
1942 182 182 0
1943 199 199 0
1944 287 287 0
1945 311 311 0
1946 356 356 0
1947 568 568 0
1948 653 653 0
1949 732 732 0
1950 759 759 0
1951 772 772 0
1952 877 877 0
1953 822 817 5
1954 870 870 0
1955 1,009 1,009 0
1956 1,115 1,115 0
1957 1,072 1,072 0
1958 1,156 1,156 0
1959 1,017 1,017 0
1960 951 951 0
1961 929 929 0
1962 850 850 0
1963 820 820 0
1964 1,013 1,008 5
1965 885 885 0
1966 831 831 0
1967 733 733 0
1968 612 612 0
1969 670 670 0
1970 636 636 0
1971 534 534 0
1972 427 427 0
1973 367 367 0
1974 317 317 0
1975 261 261 0
1976 214 214 0
1977 270 270 0
1978 220 220 0
1979 215 215 0
1980 186 186 0
1981 197 197 0
1982 203 203 0
1983 177 177 0
1984 177 177 0
1985 189 189 0
1986 178 178 0
1987 162 162 0
1988 151 151 0
1989 140 140 0
1990 129 129 0
1991 125 125 0
1992 115 115 0
1993 109 109 0
1994 115 115 0
1995 72 72 0
1996 77 77 0
1997 75 75 0
1998 65 65 0
1999 74 74 0
2000 56 56 0
2001 52 52 0
2002 52 52 0
2003 43 43 0
2004 43 43 0
2005 42 42 0
2006 38 38 0
2007 45 45 0
2008 44 44 0
2009 46 46 0
2010 20 20 0
2011 29 29 0
2012 16 16 0
2013 33 33 0
2014 27 27 0
2015 21 21 0
2016 16 16 0
2017 18 18 0

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Popularity of Cathleen as a first name

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Common last names for Cathleen

  • Thomas
  • Smith
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Clark
  • Mccarthy

Fun Facts about the name Cathleen

  • What name lists does Cathleen rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Cathleen? Cathleen is the 1,381st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cathleen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,847 babies born with the first name Cathleen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cathleen to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cathleen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Cathleen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cathleen is Thursday, March 3rd, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Cathleen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cathleen was in 1958 with a total of 1,156 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cathleen!
  • Random Cathleen Factoid: According to the 1948 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cathleen ranks 65th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 5 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1948.
  • Weird things about the name Cathleen: Your name in reverse order is Neelhtac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enehlcta. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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