What does Karlene mean?
Karlene [kar-lene] as a girls' name is of Old German, Latin and English origin, and the name Karlene means "free man". Karlene is a version of Carlene (Old German). Karlene is also a variation of Carly (Latin). Karlene is also used as a derivative of Caroline (Old German), Charlotte (Old German), Karleen (English) and Karolina (Slavic, Old German).
54 more different relations via Carlene, Carly, Caroline, Charlotte, Karleen, Karolina: Caraline, Caralyne, Carilena, Carlaena, Carlee▲, Carleena, Carlena, Carlenna, Carley▼, Carlie, Carlina, Carlye, Carlyna, Carolyne, Charlena, Charlene▼, Charline, Charlyne, Karaleen, Karaleena, Karalina, Karaline, Karalyn, Karalynne, Karelyn, Karilyn, Karilynn, Karla▼, Karlee▲, Karleigh, Karlena, Karletta, Karli, Karlie▲, Karlika, Karlina, Karlinka, Karlita, Karlota, Karlotte, Karly, Karlye, Karlyta, Karolin, Karoline, Karolyn, Karolyna, Karolyne, Karolynn, Karolynne, Sharlena, Sharlene, Sharline and Sharlyne.Creative forms:
(female) Kellene, Klarlene, ..
(male) Karlean, Karleon, .. Middle name pairings:
Karlene Armani (K.A.), ..
How popular is Karlene?
Karlene is a very prominent first name for females (#1962 out of 4276, Top 46%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Karlene entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its peak rank of #941 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Karlene are Charlotte (#9 in recent rankings), Caroline (#62), Carly (#389), Karla (#510), Karlee (#701), Carlee (#768), Karlie (#815), Carlie (#1047), Karleigh (#1096), Carley (#1106), Karli (#1292), Karly (#1348), Charlene (#1532), Karoline (#1605), Karolina (#1712), Sharlene, Karolyn, Charlyne, Carline, Carlene, Carlyn, Carolyne, Carleen, Charline and Karleen. Adoption of these forms of Karlene was at its highest in the year 2013 (usage of 1.3%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 1.3%, ▼2%), but with forms like Carly going out of style. Caroline is more familiar than the rest, though Karlie has become popular as well.
Karlene is alike in pronunciation to Corlene. Other suggested similar names are Arlene▼, Cailene, Dalene, Darleane, Darlena, Darlene▼, Darline, Darlyne, Darylene, Earldene (see Earla), Earlena, Earlene▼, Earline▼, Erlene, Gaylene, Harlee▲, Harlene, Jaylene▲, Kaelee, Kaelene, Kailee, Kailene, Kalee, Kalen, Kalene, Kallee, Karalee, Karalynn, Karee, Kareen, Kareena, Karen▼, Karena, Karene, Karine, Karinne, Karley, Karlote, Karmen, Karren, Karrena, Karrine, Karyne, Kathlene, Katline, Katlyne, Kaylee, Kaylen, Kaylene, Kylene, Kyrene, Laraene, Lurlene, Marcene, Marilene, Marlane, Marlee▲, Marleene, Marlele, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene▼, Marleni, Marlenn (see Marlin), Marlenne, Marlyne, Maylene, Myrlene, Orlene, Paulene, Raelene, Raylene, Sarene and Starlene. These names tend to be less frequently used than Karlene.See names in meaning and etymology.