Kathleen

Kathleen - A very unique female name



  Apr 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kathleen, meaning pure, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #129. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kathleen and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kathleen? 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 Kathleen. The baby girl name Kathleen was given to 370 baby girls in 2012, ranking #674 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,820 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kathleen peaked in popularity 70 years ago in 1949 on position 9.



Famous with this name

Kathleen Lloyd
Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Byron


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Kathleen is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kathleen is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #363 - and is the least popular in Washington at position #1,007.

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 Kathleen is where you live.


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Kathleen origin and meaning

Kathleen is a 8 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pure. To see famous people named Kathleen, pop culture references for the name Kathleen and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kathleen

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

Kaitlyn / Katelyn / Kaitlin / Katelynn / Katlyn / Kaitlynn / Katelin / Katlin / Katlynn / Kaytlin /

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
2012674
2011636
2010592
2009570
2008460
2007428
2006365
2005343
2004316
2003282
2002261
2001240
2000204
1999192
1998172
1997175
1996152
1995139
1994130
1993118
1992108
1991102
199092
198989
198875
198772
198668
198568
198470
198373
198277
198182
198082
197984
197879
197780
197682
197580
197476
197368
197257
197153
197045
196942
196840
196740
196637
196534
196430
196328
196229
196129
196027
195923
195821
195721
195617
195517
195414
195314
195211
195110
195010
19499
194810
194711
194616
194519
194420
194322
194224
194136
194040
193948
193858
193761
193667
193571
193474
193377
193283
193187
193084
192990
192882
192783
192683
192581
192476
192370
192280
192183
192090
1919101
191899
1917101
1916103
1915104
1914108
1913110
1912116
1911125
1910129

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts363
Connecticut431
Illinois462
New Jersey483
Pennsylvania488
Virginia502
Alabama522
Wisconsin538
New York547
Indiana580
North Carolina581
Colorado607
Ohio621
Utah641
Missouri680
California682
Florida715
Tennessee769
Maryland810
Michigan835
Arizona839
Minnesota863
Texas930
Georgia1005
Washington1007

Even more about Kathleen


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 Kathleen 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 Kathleen?

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
1949
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kathleen
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,820
Letter count 8
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +370

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