Name Cathleen Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Cathleen


Cathleen is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Cathleen?

Cathleen is a variant of Kathleen, an Anglicized variant of the Irish name Caitlín, which derived from the name Katharine. Katherine derived from the Greek name Aikaterine / Αἰκατερίνη, which derived from the Greek name Hekaterine / Ἑκατερινη and from Hekate / Ἑκάτη, the Greek goddess of magic.

What does the name Cathleen mean?

Cathleen means “pure” (from ancient Greek “katharós/κᾰθᾰρός”), “each of the two” (from ancient Greek “hekáteros/ἑκᾰ́τερος”), “one hundred” (from ancient Greek “hekatón/ἑκᾰτόν”), “far away” (from ancient Greek “hekás/ἑκᾰ́ς”), but as well “torture” (from ancient Greek “aikíā/αἰκῐ́ᾱ”).

Pronunciation of Cathleen

Variants of the name Cathleen

Kathleen Katleen

Popularity of the name Cathleen

The name Cathleen is ranked #4621 overall.

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