Cathleen Name Meaning & Origin
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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Cat, Cathee, Cathi, Cathie, Cathy
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Alternate spelling of Kathleen, Irish form of Katherine
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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
Cathleen Calvert, friend of Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind"