What does Darlene mean?
Darlene /dar-le-ne/ 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.
(female) Darlele, Dorlene, ..
(male) Darleder, Darlete, ..
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Darlene for girls. 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 #1364. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Popular variation forms of Darlene (#1364 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Darla (#1406 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 (#1795, down 95.9%).
Suggested 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.