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What does Darlyn mean?

Darlyn Pronunciation of Darlyn [dar-lyn] as a girls' name is of English origin, and the meaning of the name Darlyn is "dearling; darling". Darlyn is a version of Darlene (English).


Darlyn has 5 variants: Darleane, Darleen, Darline, Darlinn and Darlyne.

7 more relations via Darlene: Dareen, Darelle, Darla, Darleena, Darlena, Darlenny and Darlina.

Creative forms:
(female) Daflyn, Drulyn, ..

(male) Darjon, Darlus, ..

Middle name pairings:
Darlyn Lacie (D.L.), ..

How popular is Darlyn?

Darlyn is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Darlyn is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Darlyn (not ranked) are Darlene (#1443 via latest list), Darla (#1682), Darlyne, Darline, Darlena and Darleen. Other forms, like Darlenny, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Darlyn was common in the 1950s (median #1001) and has become much less since. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darla, Darleen, Darlena, Darlene, Darline, Darlyne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Darlyn and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Caelyn, Cailyn, Caralyn, Carlan, Carlen, Carlin, Carly, Carlye, Carlyna, Carlyne, Carolyn, Caylyn, Charlyn, Dalya, Darby, Darian, Darien, Darion, Darolyn, Daron, Darrellyn (see Daryl), Darryl, Darrylin, Darrylyn, Darya, Darylene, Daryline, Darylyn, Darylyne (see Daryl), Darynn, Delyn, Deryn, Doralyn, Doralynn, Doreyn, Fallyn, Farryn, Faryn, Jaclyn, Jaelyn, Jaklyn, Jalyn, Jaslyn, Jazlyn, Kaelyn, Kailyn, Kalyn, Kamlyn, Karalyn, Karelyn, Karlen, Karly, Karlye, Karolyn, Karryn, Karyn, Katlyn, Kaylyn, Laralyn, Larryn, Madlyn, Maralyn, Marlin, Marlyn, Marlys, Marylyn, Maryn, Merlyn, Raelyn, Saralyn, Sharlyn, Starlyn, Tamlyn, Taryn and Taylyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Darlyn.

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