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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Arlene
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Arlene in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Arlene:
Records indicate that 139,739 girls in the United States have been named Arlene since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1934, when 3,914 people in the U.S. were given the name Arlene. Those people are now 86 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Arlene
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10 Positive Comments
"My name is Arlene and i have grown to love my name. Not so much when i was younger, as someone else indicated above, i associated it with an older persons name. I was born in 1966 and have yet to meet another Arlene. Have been told that all Arlene's are "full on sexy", so there." May. 29, 2020:
"My name is Arlene. I have gotten asked how to pronounce my name once. People do spell it wrong. I have not met other with my name. I have gotten compliments about my name as well." Aug. 15, 2019:
"I have a cousin called Arlene and she is the only Arlene iv ever known or met, i think the name is beautiful just like she was and it realy suited her she had such a beautiful calming aura about her, i havnt seen her for years since i was a young girl, but have fond memories of her also she looked like one of my older sister?s Pat which confused me as a child as i would see her walking down our road and i would run up to her thinking it was our Pat coming home from work but to me they looked like twins but did i later find out they did have the same father😱🙋🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️" May. 3, 2019:
"I love my name I have only meet one person with the name Arlene and they spelled it Arleen so kinda not the same name." Jun. 8, 2018:
"I love my name. I was born in 1956 and named after my mother's favorite actress Arlene Doll. It's unique and in my lifetime I have only run into 3 other people named Arlene. I can't stand that people have to follow the most popular names - the Anne's, Jessica's, Lauren's, and so forth - boring!! My only beef is that people can't get the spelling right. I hate people that spell it Arleen. Get it right people!!" Sep. 30, 2017:
"My name is Arlene and I like it. I didn't when I was growing up...I wanted something like Kathy or Debbie so I could blend in. But now I'm happy with it. I was named after my mother's grade school friends..two named Arlene. I was born in 1953 so it was more popular then than it is now but even then it wasn't trendy." Dec. 21, 2013:
"My name is Arlene and I love it. however I have also seen it spelled as Arleene, Arleen, Arline,Arlin,..... Not sure which spelling is correct though." Jan. 30, 2013:
"I was born in 1953. When I was growing up, my neighbor's mother's name was Arlene, my name is Arlene, and my neighbor across the street was Darlene. I thought Arlene was as common as Sharon or Debbie (back in the day). Boy was I wrong. Not the name I would have chosen for myself, but I think Arlene Francis, a famous singer was my parents' inspiration." Aug. 16, 2009:
"I love my name Arlene - it is unusual and a little bit off-beat. I am always surprised to hear older women who are called "Arlene". I think it is one of those names which make people seem younger and sexier.I really do not like to be mistaken for an "Eileen" or "Ellen". I also prefer this spelling (not Arleen or Arline). Arlene" Jan. 5, 2008:
"My neighbor's name is Arlene and a few of my friends. I think that alot of Arlene's have a great personality." Mar. 20, 2006:
1 Negative Comment
"I hate my name. People pronounce it Arlena all the time, and they spell it Arleen. I wish I had a more common name like my mother, Elizabeth." Jul. 25, 2007:
5 Neutral Comments
"I was born 1937 and my name is Arlene Elizabeth, bornnin Scotland, the name was unusual but I never had problems, apart from people calling me Aileen, Eilleen, but I find most people liked it, I just accepted it and now like it, as there are so many Sues around, it is very common, I'm glad I'm different." Oct. 1, 2020:
"My name is Arlene Edith. I was born in 1962. I think both of those names are old and not very pretty sounding. My sister, born in 1964 is Sandra Helene. That is a beautiful and flowing name. I know several other women named Arlene, one close to my age, several are 20 years older. The name Arlene seems to have gained a little more popularity on Britain during the late 1980s. I do like that it means pledge, because I always keep my word." Jun. 13, 2020:
"I am named Arlene. I was born in the late 60s and it was not at all common. As I was growing up I never liked my name because I associated it with ?old? people. Anytime I met anyone who knew an Arlene, the person was always their grandmother! However people always tell me they love my name and over the years I have grown to appreciate it. I like the way it looks better than the way it sounds." May. 21, 2020:
"My name is actually Arlene, Yea people spell it wrong all the time but I don?t mind." Aug. 29, 2019:
"i mean its a quite unusual name but yea i like to think it makes me a unique person like now a days youll rarly find a person with that name you cant be mistaken for anybody else but the name does have its faults like its not the most prettiest sounding name in the book but hey its what you were given at birth so." Aug. 1, 2011:
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