Kathleen

Pronunciation: ka-hthle-he-hn
Origin: Ireland
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Northern Europe

Kathleen is a female given name of Irish origin, derived from the Irish name Caitlín, which is the Irish form of Katherine. The name ultimately comes from the Greek name Aikaterine, which means 'pure' or 'clear'. The meaning of Aikaterine is highly debated, as it could be derived from an ancient Greek name, 'Hekaterine,' which is derived from the Greek god Hekateros, meaning 'each of the two'. Alternatively, it could be derived from the name of the goddess Hecate, meaning 'far off'. Kathleen has been associated with honor and idealism, as it interweaves with the legendary Countess of Cathleen, who famously sells her soul to the devil to feed her tenants during the Great Famine. The name also has connections to the mythical figure of Kathleen Ni Houlihan, who personified Ireland and its struggle for independence.

Kathleen Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Kathleen is currently #549 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Kathleen is currently #292 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Kathleen is currently #541 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Kathleen is currently #291 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Kathleen

  • Kathleen Herles: A former American voice actress, Herles is best known for being the original voice of Dora on Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!.