colleen[kä lēn′, kä′lēn′]
- The definition of colleen means a girl in Irish, or is a female name.
- An example of a colleen is a young lady.
- An example of a person named Colleen is Colleen Townsend.
A cute colleen.
Origin of colleenIrish cailin, diminutive of caile, girl
Origin of ColleenIr: see colleen
Origin of colleenIrish Gaelic cailín, diminutive of caile, girl, from Old Irish.
Borrowed from Irish cailín.
- A female given name.
From the word colleen, Irish cailín (“girl”), not used as a name in Ireland. Colleen can also be interpreted as a variant of Coleen, the former spelling being a product of marketing by the Hollywood film industry (to promote a new starlet in the 1920's).