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What does Karlene mean?

Karlene Pronunciation of Karlene 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), a variation of Charlotte (Old German), a form of Karleen (English), and a variant of Karolina (Slavic, Old German).



VARIANTS Karlynn, Karlyne, Karlyn, Karline, Karlin, Karlen, Karlein, Carlynne, Carlynn, Carlyne, Carlyn, Carllen, Carline, Carlin, Carlen, Carlein, Carleen, Carlan

OTHER FORMS 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, Sharlyne



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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, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Karlene are Charlotte (#6 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Caroline (#55), Carly (#483), Karla (#626), Karlee (#929), Karlie (#1054), Carlee (#1068), Carlie (#1230), Karleigh (#1275), Carley (#1443), Karly (#1728), Charlene (#1813), Karli (#1831), Karoline (#1893), Karolina (#1910), Karolyn, Charlyne, Karleen, Carleen, Charline, Carolyne, Carlyn, Carline, Carlene and Sharlene. Adoption of these forms of Karlene is at its highest presently (USAGE OF 1.2%), except for forms like Karla which have fallen out of style. Caroline is more familiar than the rest, though Charlotte has become popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karlene, Carlee, Carleen, Carlene, Carley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlie, Carline, Carly, Carlyn, Caroline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carolyne, Charlene, Charline, Charlotte, Charlyne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karla, Karlee, Karleen, Karleigh, Karli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karlie, Karly, Karolina, Karoline, Karolyn, Sharlene in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carly, Caroline, Charlotte outside U.S.

Similar Names

Karlene is alike in pronunciation to Corlene. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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