Cathleen: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cathleen

Cathleen

Pronunciation: kath-LEEN (key)

Origin of the name Cathleen:

A cognate of the Greek Aikaterinē, a name derived from katharos (pure, unsullied). Var: Catalina, Catariana, Cathelina, Cathrine, Kathleen, Katherine, Katheleen. Short: Cathy, Kathy.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Cathleen: | Edit

Cat, Cathee, Cathi, Cathie, Cathy

Meanings and history of the name Cathleen: | Edit

Alternate spelling of Kathleen, Irish form of Katherine

Famous real-life people named Cathleen: | Edit

Lady Cathleen Hudson (1921-1994), younger daughter of John Granville Cornwallis Eliot, 6th Earl of St Germans
Cathleen Nesbitt (1888-1982), British actress

Cathleen in song, story & screen: | Edit

Cathleen Calvert, friend of Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind"

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