Kathleen is a variant transcription of the name Caitlin (English and Irish).
Kathleen is also an English, Gaelic, and Irish variant transcription of the name Katherine (English).
Cathleen (variant spelling in English and Irish) is a form of Kathleen.
Kathleen is a classic favorite. Currently it is still somewhat popular as a baby girl name, but not to the degree it was in the past. Its usage peaked in 1949 with 1.501% of baby girls being given the name Kathleen. It had a ranking of #9 then. The baby name has experienced a substantial loss in popularity since then, and is now of modest use. In 2018, its usage was only 0.016% and its ranking #894. Among the family of girl names directly linked to Kathleen, Katherine was the most commonly used. In 2018, it was more regularly used than Kathleen by 9 times. The name Kathleen has mainly been a girl name, though it has also been given to boys in the last century. There were 484 times as many girls than boys who were named Kathleen in 1949.
Baby names that sound like Kathleen include Caitlin, Cathleen, Kataleen, Katelun, Kathileen, Katie Lynn, Katie-Lynn, Katilin, Katy Lynn, Katylin, Caetlin, Caitleen, Caitlín, Cathaline, Cathelin, Catheline, Catleen, Katalin, Katalina, and Castalianne.
† Pronunciation for Kathleen: 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)"
A famous person named Kathleen is Actress, Colleen Moore, born Kathleen Morrison August 19, 1900 - January 25, 1988, Port Huron, Michigan.