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Gender: F Meaning of Colleen: "girl" Origin of Colleen: Irish

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Midcentury Irish-American favorite, never used in Ireland itself, being the generic word for "girl"; rarely given today.

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Famous People Named Colleen

Colleen Dewhurst, American actress
Colleen Hutchins, Miss America 1952
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Allie Colleen Brooks, daughter of singer Garth Brooks
Colleen Ballinger, American Youtuber and "Miranda Sings"

Pop Culture References for the Name Colleen

It's incorrect to say that this name is never used in Ireland itself. While it's definitely not as popular in Ireland as Irish names such as Niamh or Aoife, Colleen is not unheard of.

-Colleen Goodwin, character in the movie "Source Code"
- Colleen Cooper (played by Erika Flores and later, Jessica Bowman), adopted daughter of Dr. Michaela Quinn (Jane Seymour) on the TV show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

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