Pronunciation:kath LEEN

Variations:Katherine, Katie, Kate, Kathy, Kathlene, Cathleen, Cathlene

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About Kathleen

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Kathleen is a very feminine and lovely name, perfect for parents looking for something catchy and happy-sounding.

Detailed Meaning

Kathleen is one of the many variants based on the name Katherine. Kathleen seems to have come from Ireland, where it is most popular.

Famous People With This Name

Kathleen Ferrier was a British contralto, and gave her name to the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award for opera singers. Kathleen Ledecky is an American swimmer and five time Olympic gold medalist. Kathleen Doyle “Kathy” Bates is an American actress best known for her role in the Stephen King horror film, “Misery.”

Possible Nicknames

Possible nicknames for Kathleen include: Kat, Kath, Kathy, Kate, or Katie.

Related Names

Related names include Katherine, Kathy, Kate and Katie, all three of which are names within their own right. It can also be spelt Cathleen, Cathlene and Kathlene.

Stories Featuring This Name

Kathleen Davis is the main character of the 1941 film, “Kathleen,” played by Shirley Temple. Kathleen “Kat” Harvey is a character in the 1995 children’s film, “Casper,” played by Christina Ricci.

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