[ 3 syll. cat-hlee(n), ca-thle-en ] The baby girl name Cathleen is pronounced Key-THLIYIYN †. Cathleen has its origins in the Old Greek language. It is used largely in the English and Irish languages.
Cathleen is rare as a baby girl name. At the peak of its usage in 1958, 0.056% of baby girls were given the name Cathleen. It had a ranking of #255 then. The baby name has substantially declined in popularity since then, and is currently of only very modest use. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly linked to Cathleen, Katherine was the most commonly used.
Baby names that sound like Cathleen include Caitlin, Kathleen, Caetlin, Caitleen, Caitlín, Cathaline, Cathelin, Catheline, Catleen, Kataleen, Katelun, Kathileen, Katie Lynn, Katie-Lynn, Katilin, Katy Lynn, Katylin, Castalianne, Cataleen, and Katalin.
† Pronunciation for Cathleen: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"