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Arlene meaning and name origin

Arlene \a-rle-ne, ar-lene\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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 is also pronounced similarly to Arlenne, Earlene, Erlene, Erline and Orlene. Other suggested similar baby names are Ailene, Alene, Allene, Ardene, Arene, Argene and Arlenna.

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Popularity of Arlene

Arlene is a very popular first name for females (#225 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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