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pinWhat does Arlene mean?

Arlene /ar-lene/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ar-LEEN. Modern coinage of unclear origin. Possibly feminine form of Arlen, from Irish Gaelic meaning "pledge, promise". Or possibly a coinage based on Marlene or Charlene. Made famous in the 1950s by American actress and beauty columnist Arlene Dahl. Actress Arlene Francis.


Arlene has 29 variants: Arla, Arlan, Arlana, Arlean, Arleana, Arlee, Arleen, Arleena, Arleene, Arlen, Arlena, Arleta, Arletha, Arletta, Arlette, Arleyne, Arlie, Arliene, Arlina, Arlinda, Arline, Arluene, Arly, Arlyn, Arlyne, Arlynn, Lena, Lene and Lina.

Arlene has 44 more related forms via Charlene, Marlene: Char, Charla, Charlaine, Charlanna, Charlayne, Charleen, Charleena, Charleene, Charleesa, Charlena, Charlie, Charlien, Charlina, Charline, Charlisa, Charlita, Charlyn, Charlyne, Charlynn, Marla, Marlaina, Marlana, Marlane, Marlayna, Marlayne, Marlea, Marlee, Marleen, Marleena, Marleene, Marleina, Marlen, Marlena, Marleni, Marley, Marlie, Marlin, Marlina, Marline, Marlyn, Marlynne, Marna, Shalene and Sharlene.

Kreatif forms: Anlene. [more]

pinHow popular is Arlene?

Arlene is a very popular first name for females (#225 out of 4276, Top 5%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Arlene for girls. Arlene was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #69 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Arlene name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arlene outside U.S.

Prominent alternative forms of Arlene are Arleen, Arlie, Arline, Arly, Charla, Charleen, Charlene, Charlie (#229 in 2014), Charline, Lena (#279), Lina (#767), Marla, Marlee (#470), Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Marley (#202), Marlie, Marlyn and Sharlene. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.314%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.1454%, 53.7%), with versions like Marla, Marlena, Marlene, Marlyn and Sharlene falling out of style. Charlie (#229), Lena (#279), Marlee (#470) and Marley (#202) are four of the more chic names for newborns among these, with Charlie, Lena and Marlee going through a resurgence in popularity. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Arlene and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Arlene, Arleen, Arlie, Arline, Arly in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charla, Charleen, Charlene, Charlie, Charline in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina, Marla, Marlee, Marlen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marlena, Marlene, Marley, Marlie, Marlyn, Sharlene in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charlie, Lena, Lina outside U.S.

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Arlene is pronounced similarly to Arlenne, Earlene, Erlene, Erline and Orlene. Other suggested similar baby names are Ailene, Alene, Allene, Ardene, Arene, Argene and Arlenna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Arlene.