Kathleen: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Kathleen

The Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Caitlín (which is pronounced cotch-leen), which itself comes from the Greek Aikaterinë, meaning "pure." You know, like your couch cushions until your little Kathleen defiles them by spilling her sippy cup of milk down into the cracks.

Nicknames:

Kat, Kath, Kathy, Kate, Katie (or Katy).

Famous people named Kathleen:

U.S. Secretary of Health Kathleen Sebelius; actresses Kathleen Turner, Kathleen "Kathy" Bates, Kathleen "Kathy" Griffin, and Kathleen "Kate" Walsh; model Kathleen "Kathy" Ireland; novelist Joanne Kathleen "J.K." Rowling.

Fun fact:

Movie audiences (and Tom Hanks) fell in love with Meg Ryan's character, Kathleen Kelly, in You've Got Mail.

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