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Colleen

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4k Cailin (Irish)
2k Colene (Irish)
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How popular is the baby name Colleen in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1901 6 6 0
1903 5 5 0
1904 9 9 0
1905 6 6 0
1906 5 5 0
1907 10 10 0
1908 13 13 0
1909 18 18 0
1910 13 13 0
1911 13 13 0
1912 28 28 0
1913 26 26 0
1914 33 33 0
1915 52 52 0
1916 65 65 0
1917 69 69 0
1918 68 68 0
1919 46 46 0
1920 79 79 0
1921 112 112 0
1922 186 186 0
1923 310 310 0
1924 524 524 0
1925 696 696 0
1926 945 945 0
1927 1,068 1,062 6
1928 1,099 1,099 0
1929 1,067 1,067 0
1930 945 945 0
1931 761 761 0
1932 708 708 0
1933 680 675 5
1934 718 711 7
1935 671 671 0
1936 853 853 0
1937 740 740 0
1938 697 697 0
1939 665 665 0
1940 648 648 0
1941 601 601 0
1942 744 744 0
1943 768 768 0
1944 724 724 0
1945 817 812 5
1946 1,094 1,094 0
1947 1,268 1,268 0
1948 1,783 1,783 0
1949 2,032 2,032 0
1950 2,618 2,618 0
1951 3,050 3,050 0
1952 3,472 3,472 0
1953 3,384 3,377 7
1954 3,483 3,483 0
1955 3,868 3,868 0
1956 3,901 3,896 5
1957 3,893 3,887 6
1958 3,931 3,924 7
1959 4,342 4,336 6
1960 4,455 4,448 7
1961 4,526 4,514 12
1962 4,429 4,429 0
1963 4,452 4,444 8 #98 girl name
1964 4,556 4,542 14 #94 girl name
1965 4,041 4,030 11 #93 girl name
1966 3,758 3,745 13 #92 girl name
1967 3,630 3,623 7 #96 girl name
1968 3,494 3,488 6
1969 3,425 3,414 11
1970 3,340 3,327 13
1971 2,960 2,950 10
1972 2,512 2,502 10
1973 2,313 2,307 6
1974 2,356 2,346 10
1975 2,112 2,101 11
1976 2,052 2,045 7
1977 2,005 1,997 8
1978 2,057 2,057 0
1979 2,145 2,134 11
1980 2,139 2,124 15
1981 2,075 2,067 8
1982 2,153 2,145 8
1983 2,018 2,009 9
1984 2,073 2,067 6
1985 1,965 1,950 15
1986 1,849 1,842 7
1987 1,754 1,745 9
1988 1,709 1,703 6
1989 1,821 1,809 12
1990 1,808 1,808 0
1991 1,601 1,601 0
1992 1,668 1,668 0
1993 1,583 1,583 0
1994 1,413 1,413 0
1995 1,255 1,255 0
1996 1,059 1,059 0
1997 1,003 1,003 0
1998 843 843 0
1999 690 690 0
2000 609 609 0
2001 636 636 0
2002 500 500 0
2003 432 432 0
2004 382 382 0
2005 346 340 6
2006 295 295 0
2007 244 244 0
2008 226 226 0
2009 215 215 0
2010 202 202 0
2011 154 154 0
2012 147 147 0
2013 147 147 0
2014 116 116 0
2015 113 113 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Colleen baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 162,291 babies born with the name Colleen in the United States. That's more than enough Colleens to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1901 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Colleen" was in 1964 with a total of 4,542 babies. (That's a lot of baby Colleens)

According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Colleen" ranks #58 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 120 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1983. Across the entire United States a total of 2,018 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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Where is the name Colleen popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Colleen

The name "Colleen" is of American origin, and it means "Girl". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Col*leen"
A girl; a maiden.

Etymology: Ir. cailin

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An Irish girl

Colleen Camp

Colleen Camp is an actress and film producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1973 to present. Colleen was born in 1953 as Colleen Celeste Camp in San Francisco, California.

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Colleen Haskell

Colleen was born in 1976 in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.

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Colleen Dewhurst

Colleen Dewhurst is a film, stage, television and voice actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1952 to 1991. Colleen was born in 1924 as Colleen Rose Dewhurst in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Shauna Grant

Shauna Grant is an adult biography. Shauna was born in 1963 as Colleen Marie Applegate in Bellflower, California, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Colleen

Colleen Ballinger
Colleen Clinkenbeard
Colleen Ritzer
Colleen Stan
Colleen Crowley
Colleen Hoover
Colleen Evans
Colleen Quigley

Alternative Meanings

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

L is for little, the little things you do.

L is for little, the little things you do.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

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

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Past life for Colleen born Dec 10, 1984

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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 Southern Africa approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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