Kathleen name meaning
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Kathleen Name Meaning

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Kathleen

   

Meaning of Kathleen

Pure, Virginal

Kathleen Name Origin

Irish
Form of the Latin Katharina, from the Greek Aikaterina.
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Kathleen derives from the Greek name Aikaterine. It can also be spelled as Cathleen.

Kathleen has a Name day of 25th November.

Kathleen and Cathleen are traditionally English/Irish names thought to have entered the British Isles through French influence. A common female French name, Catherine is said to have inspired the English/Irish name Kathleen. Spellings with 'C' and 'K' are both common.



Variant of Katherine. Form of the Latin Katharina, from the Greek Aikaterina. Catherine of Alexandria, Egyptian queen, whose beauty and philosophy attracted the attentions of the Emperor Maxentius. But she did not pay attention to Mazentius and silently married to Crist.

The Emperor, decided to win her for his wife, sent 50 philosophers to win her faith, but she out-argued them, and they were all executed. She was then tormented and imprisoned. One attempt to break her spirit was made by trying to break her body on a spiked wheel. Instead it was the wheel that broke. In the end, Catherine was beheaded, it was milk and not blood which poured from her neck.
Kathleen Name also appears in following Origin(s): Latin, Celtic
Kathleen also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American, Greek, Chinese, Danish, Dutch
Famous Name Kathleen
Kathleen Ferrier
was an English contralto, born in Higher Walton, Lancashire. She later moved with her family to Blackburn, Lancashire.Whilst in Carlisle, her husband bet her that she would not take part in a music competition. She entered and won in two categories - singing and piano. It was this which brought her talents to public attention, and was a significant factor in her deciding to pursue a career in singing. During the early days of the war she gave concerts for the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA) and then, on the advice of Malcolm Sargent, moved to London in 1942, where her main career began. In the end, her marriage did not work out, and she and Bert divorced.
 
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