Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Pure
Main Origin Language: Irish
(Or View Kathleen Boy)

In 2017 the name Kathleen...

• was given to 310 baby girls
• was the 870th most popular name for baby girls
• was 60% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Massachusetts, Iowa, and Washington
• was about as popular as Lillianna and Danica
Babies Named Kathleen Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Kathleen...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1950
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2017
• is 98% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 83% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Patricia, Bonnie, Dolores, Lawrence, Francis, Allan
• has the most opposite popularity history to Annalisa, Elana, Noemi, Rafael, Francesco, Aron
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Kathleen Per State
View Geographic History for Kathleen

Geographically the name Kathleen...

• 16% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Joelle, Alannah, Aliza, Duncan, Alaric, Carmelo
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Brooklyn, Natalie, Emma, Landon, Silas, Gabriel
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Kathleen by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Kathleen are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Kathleen will be the only kid named Kathleen in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Kathleen compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Kathleen rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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