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Kathleen Name Popularity

How popular is the name Kathleen? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 130 591 0.1679%
1911 125 637 0.1711%
1912 116 961 0.1906%
1913 110 1,162 0.2049%
1914 108 1,464 0.2101%
1915 104 1,932 0.2126%
1916 103 2,142 0.2217%
1917 101 2,347 0.2346%
1918 99 2,624 0.2445%
1919 101 2,575 0.2459%
1920 90 3,156 0.2838%
1921 83 3,406 0.2974%
1922 80 3,456 0.3102%
1923 70 3,740 0.3339%
1924 76 3,659 0.3151%
1925 81 3,498 0.3095%
1926 83 3,265 0.2969%
1927 83 3,257 0.2942%
1928 82 3,148 0.2942%
1929 90 2,927 0.2826%
1930 84 3,064 0.2933%
1931 87 2,792 0.2829%
1932 83 2,933 0.2969%
1933 77 3,117 0.3346%
1934 74 3,276 0.3389%
1935 71 3,347 0.3444%
1936 67 3,344 0.3471%
1937 61 3,739 0.3794%
1938 58 4,219 0.4121%
1939 48 4,651 0.4572%
1940 40 5,693 0.5356%
1941 36 7,157 0.6359%
1942 24 10,691 0.8466%
1943 22 12,153 0.9309%
1944 20 13,005 1.0493%
1945 19 13,801 1.1316%
1946 16 18,760 1.2714%
1947 11 22,097 1.3238%
1948 10 23,258 1.4569%
1949 9 26,353 1.6382%
1950 10 25,704 1.5964%
1951 10 26,714 1.5756%
1952 11 25,771 1.4764%
1953 14 23,728 1.3407%
1954 14 22,460 1.2287%
1955 17 22,004 1.1963%
1956 17 21,370 1.1315%
1957 21 19,739 1.0258%
1958 21 19,199 1.0159%
1959 23 17,627 0.9278%
1960 27 16,084 0.8489%
1961 29 15,392 0.8153%
1962 29 14,190 0.7729%
1963 28 13,543 0.7545%
1964 30 13,232 0.7517%
1965 34 11,781 0.7204%
1966 37 10,496 0.6723%
1967 40 9,209 0.6068%
1968 40 8,729 0.5813%
1969 42 8,300 0.5388%
1970 45 7,409 0.4656%
1971 53 6,153 0.4095%
1972 57 5,097 0.3742%
1973 68 4,248 0.3277%
1974 76 3,952 0.3041%
1975 80 3,538 0.2753%
1976 82 3,405 0.2642%
1977 80 3,644 0.2703%
1978 79 3,745 0.2786%
1979 84 3,644 0.2584%
1980 82 3,858 0.2639%
1981 82 3,777 0.2569%
1982 77 3,948 0.2642%
1983 72 3,924 0.2659%
1984 71 3,987 0.268%
1985 68 4,086 0.2692%
1986 68 4,130 0.2736%
1987 72 4,163 0.2728%
1988 75 3,921 0.2516%
1989 89 3,595 0.2228%
1990 92 3,673 0.2216%
1991 102 3,364 0.2064%
1992 108 3,131 0.1962%
1993 118 2,739 0.1757%
1994 130 2,419 0.1576%
1995 139 2,279 0.1512%
1996 152 2,088 0.1395%
1997 175 1,736 0.1174%
1998 172 1,723 0.1151%
1999 192 1,610 0.1075%
2000 204 1,565 0.1024%
2001 240 1,300 0.0863%
2002 261 1,182 0.0789%
2003 283 1,066 0.0701%
2004 315 975 0.064%
2005 342 894 0.0585%
2006 362 854 0.0545%
2007 423 739 0.0468%
2008 455 650 0.0421%
2009 560 500 0.0335%
2010 585 453 0.0314%
2011 628 406 0.0285%
2012 655 377 0.0265%
2013 623 400 0.0281%
2014 662 371 0.0255%
2015 753 310 0.0213%
2016 800 286 0.0198%
2017 825 257 0.0184%
2018 825 250 0.0182%
2019 850 234 0.0173%
2020 1,023 192 0.0151%

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Names Like Kathleen

If you like Kathleen, you’ll love these other names like Kathleen.


What names are variants of Kathleen?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Kathleen.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cathaleen

Pure

Irish

Cathaline

Pure

Irish

Cathleen

Pure

Greek

Kaitlin

Irish

Kaitlinn

Pure

Irish

Katha

Pure

Irish

Kathaleen

Irish

Kathaleya

Irish

Kathaleyna

Irish

Kathaline

Irish

Kathelina

Pure

Irish

Katheline

Pure

Irish

Kathleena

Irish

Kathlena

Irish

Kathlene

Pure

Irish

Kathleyn

Pure

Irish

Kathlin

Irish

Kathline

Pure

Irish

Kathlyn

Irish

Kathlynn

Irish

Kathyline

Irish

Kathylyne

Irish

Katleen

Pure

Irish

Katlin

Irish

Katline

Pure

Irish

Katlyne

Irish


What names sound like Kathleen?

If you like how Kathleen sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Kathleen.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kataleen

Pure

Greek

Kathileen

Pure

Greek

Kathyleen

Pure

Greek


What names are similar to Kathleen?

Find a name that’s like Kathleen, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Catherine

Pure

Greek


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