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What does Darlene mean?

Darlene Pronunciation of Darlene 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.




VARIANTS Dareen, Darelle, Darla, Darleane, Darleen, Darleena, Darlena, Darlenny, Darlina, Darline, Darlinn, Darlyn, Darlyne, Darrelle, Darryleen, Darrylene, Darryline



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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 #1602. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darlene name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Darlene outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Darlene (#1602 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) appearing in the Top 2000 are Darla (#1279), Darleen, Darlena, Darline and Darlyne. Usage of these relations of Darlene was at its highest during 1950-1959 (MEDIAN #1001) and is now much diminished (#1813, DOWN 95.2%).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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.

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