What does Darlene mean?
Darlene [dar-lene] as a girls' name is pronounced dar-LEEN. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Darlene is "dearling; darling". Contemporary form of the Old English word. First used in the late 1930s.
Associated with: old.
(female) Darlele, Dorlene, ..
(male) Darleby, Darlete, .. Middle name pairings:
Darlene Tyler (D.T.), ..
How popular is Darlene?
Darlene is a very popular first name for women (#157 out of 4276, Top 4%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Darlene was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #71 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is presently at #1443. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Darlene (#1443 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Darla (#1682 the previous year), Darlyne, Darline, Darlena and Darleen. Usage of these relations of Darlene was at its highest during 1950-1959 (median #1001) and is now much diminished (#1854, down 96.4%).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Arlene▼, Cailene, Carlee▲, Carlen, Carlena, Carlene▼, Carline, Carlyne, Charlene▼, Corlene, Dalena, Daline, Darbee, Darcee, Dareece, Dareese, Dariane, Dariele (see Daria), Darien, Darienne, Darolyn, Darsee, Darylene, Darylin, Daryline, Darylyn, Darylyne (see Daryl), Darynne, Delene, Dellene, Doraleene (see Dora), Dorene, Earldene (see Earla), Earlene▼, Earline▼, Erlene, Gaylene, Harlee▲, Harlene, Kaelene, Kailene, Kalene, Karene, Karlee▲, Karlen, Karlena, Karlene, Karline, Karlyne, Kaylene, Laraene, Lurlene, Marcene, Marilene, Marlane, Marleene, Marlele, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene▼, Marleni, Marlenn (see Marlin), Marlenne, Marline, Marlyne, Maylene, Myrlene, Orlene, Paulene, Raelene, Raylene, Sharlene, Starlene, Talene and Verlene. These names tend to be less frequently used than Darlene.See names in meaning and etymology.