Colleen

Colleen - A very unique female name



  Jun 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Colleen, meaning girl, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #1129. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Colleen and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Colleen? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Colleen. The baby girl name Colleen was given to 90 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1550 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 15,703 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Colleen peaked in popularity 54 years ago in 1965 on position 93.



Famous with this name

Colleen Camp
Colleen Atwood
Colleen Ballinger


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Colleen is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Colleen is currently topping the baby name charts in Missouri at position #594 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,640.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Colleen is where you live.


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Colleen origin and meaning

Colleen is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means girl. To see famous people named Colleen, pop culture references for the name Colleen and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Colleen

We've found the following names that sound similar to Colleen, sorted by popularity.

Celina / Coleen / Celine / Cailyn / Celena / Cailin / Caylin / Clemmie / Caelyn / Celene /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121550
20111477
20101133
20091207
20081094
20071075
2006856
2005776
2004696
2003619
2002549
2001441
2000456
1999408
1998350
1997289
1996276
1995225
1994208
1993184
1992183
1991187
1990161
1989160
1988168
1987157
1986152
1985150
1984144
1983145
1982139
1981138
1980138
1979133
1978134
1977145
1976137
1975133
1974124
1973125
1972124
1971121
1970117
1969109
1968101
196796
196693
196593
196494
196398
1962101
1961106
1960107
1959110
1958116
1957118
1956113
1955110
1954119
1953116
1952108
1951113
1950124
1949146
1948161
1947209
1946215
1945234
1944246
1943254
1942252
1941265
1940251
1939244
1938234
1937222
1936198
1935243
1934236
1933237
1932226
1931219
1930201
1929182
1928186
1927190
1926203
1925249
1924289
1923382
1922510
1921761
1920985
19191600
1918930
1917974
19161238
19151454
19121129

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Missouri594
New Jersey837
Pennsylvania854
Ohio936
Massachusetts967
Michigan974
Virginia1041
New York1089
Illinois1340
Texas2006
California3640

Even more about Colleen


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Colleen a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Colleen?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1965
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Colleen
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 15,703
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +90

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