Kathleen Name Meaning & Origin

Kathleen

Pronunciation: kath-LEEN (key)

Origin of the name Kathleen:

Anglicized form of the Irish Caitlín, which is a Gaelic form of Katherine (pure, unsullied), derived via the Old French Catheline.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Kat, Kathy, Cathleen

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Nicknames for Kathleen

Kat, Kate, Kath, Kathie, Kathy, Kay, Kitty, Lena, Katie, Kitkat, KT, Kacy, Katty, K, Kk, Kathl

Meanings and history of the name Kathleen

An Irish name that is a form of Katherine - It means "pure".

It is often used in a Gaelic heritage.

Its root meaning "pure little one" in Gaelic.

Famous real-life people named Kathleen

Kathleen "Kathy" Mary Griffin, American comedienne, writer and actress
Kathleen Hanna, American musician and activist
Kathleen Turner, American actress
Kathleen "Kathy" Ireland, American model/actress
Kathleen Winsor, American author
Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, American politician and member of the Kennedy family
Kathleen Kennedy Cavendish, sister of American president John F. Kennedy
Kathleen Battle, operatic soprano
Kathleen Raine, Scots-English poet
Kathleen Edwards, Canadian singer-songwriter
Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto
Kathleen Sims, Catholic school math teacher

Kathleen in song, story & screen

"Kathleen"- song by Catfish and The Bottlemen
"Kathleen" - song by Townes Van Zandt
"Kathleen" - By David Gray
"I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen", Irish and American song
"Kathleen Mavourneen", Irish traditional song
"Hook" song by PJ Harvey features a Kathleen
"Kathleen," love song by Josh Ritter
Kathleen Kelly, lead character in 1998's You've Got Mail played by Meg Ryan
Kathleen Mead, character on '80s teen series Degrassi Junior High
"Kathy's Song"- Simon and Garfunkel
"Kathleen (Catholicism Made Easier)" by Randy Newman
Kathleen Sims, Gethca Planna out (redneck style)

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