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The name Kathleen is a baby girl name. The name Kathleen comes from the Irish origin. In Irish The meaning of the name Kathleen is: Variant of Katherine: Pure. Clear. Innocent. From the Gaelic form Caitlin.

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Boy or Girl ?: girl
Origin of name: Irish
Meaning: Variant of Katherine: Pure. Clear. Innocent. From the Gaelic form Caitlin.
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SoulUrge Number: 11
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I'm Special
written by Kathleen, December 29, 2007
I think Kathleen is more unique than most other names, and so i love it!! I don't like it when my friends try to call me Kathy; it's just not my name. I think people shouldn't try to change their names cuz their parents thought long ang hard about what they should be named in the first place!
I love my name now....
written by Kate.......and the rest!, January 01, 2008
As a small child i didn't like my name Kathleen, my sisters called me Katy, as i got into my 30's my work friends called me kate,if i want to feel really special i now tell people my name is Kathleen, i love my name now. i won't answer to Kath though!
katie is for short
written by kathleen wilson, January 11, 2008
My name is kathleen and i have always been called katie for short.I also didn't like my name as a child,i wanted everyone to call me by my middle name elizabeth.But none the less i have grown out of that and now love my name.It doesn't matter if you call me katie or kathleen they are both my name and they are both very beautiful either way.
I have never met anyone who spells it the way I do...
written by Cathleen, January 22, 2008
Growing up I used to hate my name but I am glad that my mother spelled it the way she did because you don't really find that many Kathleens to begin with, but never anyone who spells it with a "C".
written by Kathleen Ann, January 27, 2008
My name is Kathleen but I go by Katie and will still go by Katie until I finish my law degree.
written by Margie, January 30, 2008
My daughters name is Shauna Kathleen and I love to say it. I find it a beautiful name. It would not be the same spelled with a "C"
written by Kathleen Anne, February 04, 2008
Funny! When I tell people my name I always have to spell it or else they spell it with a, "C", which is way less common! Go figure!
written by Kathleen Mary, February 14, 2008
I like that my name is so clearly Irish sounding. However, growing up (I'm in my forties) there were far too many Kathys in the classroom-Kathleen changes that up a bit but I still prefer Kath or Kathy when being addressed.
written by Shauna Kathleen, March 23, 2008
Margie - great choice for your daughter's name, coming from someone that has had the same name for over 40 years. :)

I am also glad my mom spelled my middle name with a K. My mom was born in Northern Ireland.
my real names kathleen.
written by Katie, May 05, 2008
my real name is kathleen victoria, but everyone started calling me katie for short. i really hate the name katie and so do my parents but they call me that anyway.
love this namee! :)
written by Kathleen, May 20, 2008
im a kathleen and i love it! its not nearly as common as katherine but it is still pretty well known and people pronounce it right! i like how it is well known but not very common. i love being a kathlen! and it is sooo NOT A GRANDMA NAME!
Love my name
written by Cathleen, August 29, 2008
I have and always will go by Cathleen. I have only met 1 other person who spells it like me. Everywhere I go I have to make sure to spell it out or people will put a K on it. I'm from the south and people here pronounce my name Cathaleen (even my family)my daughter does just to annoy me. My nieces and nephews call me Leena. They are the only ones I will answer to by calling me by anything other than my given name. It is pretty and not common.
written by Kathleen Brewer, September 29, 2008
As a child I didn't like my first name (Kathleen) but I didn't like my middle name either (Victoria). Now I love both of my names, and I want to incorporate part of my name in my new baby's name.
written by Kathy Wilhelm, October 19, 2008
My name is spelled Kathlene and I like it spelled that way better although I don't like my name much. I go by Kathy and have my whole life and will probably until the day I die. I was named after my Grandmother so it is a really old fashioned name and I feel like an old lady if people call me Kathlene.
written by Kathie, October 20, 2008
My name is Kathleen, my Dad wanted to name a beautiful "Irish" name. My middle name is Jo, so everyone has always called me Kathie Jo. The only time I called Kathleen is when I'm in TROUBLE!
written by Alicia, July 07, 2009
I love this name and i spec I love the way my grandad says it..Kat-leen, as hes Irish from Dublin. So I love it when he says it - make me love it more
written by zoe, September 28, 2009
My youngest daughter is Kathleen (3yrs) and has the middle name of Alice which I think is nice and the names go together. I know she will be called Katie for a long time. I hope she doesnt grow up hating her name. She has been named kathleen Alice for a reason which I will explain when she is old enough xx

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