US Popularity:4032
Colleen is a girl’s name of Irish origin that means, appropriately, “girl.” The Anglicization of the Irish given name Cailín, Colleen comes from the Old Irish word caile, meaning “woman,” “countrywoman,” or “wench.” Irish mythology enthusiasts will be drawn to caile’s close association with the Cailleach. “Old woman” in Irish, the Cailleach is a divine hag and wise woman said to have created the Celtic landscape. With the name Colleen, baby will lead a life of creativity and wisdom as she grows from a girl to an old woman.

Colleen Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Colleen is currently #1279 on The Bump
Girl:Colleen is currently #932 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Colleen is currently #4032 in U.S. births
Girl:Colleen is currently #2239 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 584
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 113

  • Behind the Name, Colleen, July 2008

  • Merriam-Webster, Colleen

  • Name Doctor, Colleen

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