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

Colleen Origin and Meaning

The name Colleen is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "girl".

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

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Pop Culture References for the name Colleen

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ivy194 Says:


I love this name. It has a vintage feel, but could still work in the modern day world.

Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


It reminds me too much of cauliflower.

MidnightSky Says:


An incredibly beautiful, melodic, underused name. It just sounds pretty.

rayleemarie Says:


It's a plenty real name! I know 3 Colleen's, one being my sister.

cricketbell Says:


I love it. Colleen Wing totally made this name awesome for me :)

colleen moore Says:


It is a real name. It just means "girl" in ireland so a baby is rarely named that in Ireland.

ThistleThorn Says:


Funny, I know a girl whose name is Caelan (pronounced like Cailin) and her mom's name is Colleen.

Daiseymae Says:


Me too.

Daiseymae Says:


It has been a real name here in the States for nearly 70 years or more. I think it is very pretty too.

ThistleThorn Says:


I don't care if this sounds "dated", I still love it. I also see it a little as a feminization of Colin.

Guest Says:


Ironic. This is the anglicization/phonetic spelling of the word Cailín which literally just means girl and Cailin is popular one now.

Elizabeth_Colleen Says:


Colleen is a real name, it is my middle name. I was given this as a middle name because I am Irish. If it were not a name it would not be on this website.

Gr19 Says:


Not a real name. Just the (incorrectly spelled) word for girl.