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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 87 years old.

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    Comments about the name Arlene

    92% Approval Rating
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      12 Positive Comments

  • "I love to pronounce my name. It is a beautiful name for a beautiful lady." Jul. 19, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Mom & I forever love the name Arlene, realizing it is the name of the Pink Female Cat who is the girlfriend of Garfield the cat, in the Garfield Comic Strip & Franchise by Jim Davis !!!" Feb. 26, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

      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: Report as inappropriate

      9 Neutral Comments

  • "I was born in 1952. Arlene Francis and Arlene Dahl were celebrities. My father wanted to name me Earlene (!) but my mother had more sense, thank God, and selected Arlene instead. I always liked my name. It?s strong and to the point. I have never met another Black woman with this name, and only a bare sprinkling of the name in all my 69 years. ?Arleen, Arline? spellings are terrible in my opinion." May. 13, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kia ora my name is "Arlene" I'm from NZ and I've never liked the name, I have always wanted a Maori first name like most people I know. It has always been spelt wrong as in Arleen, Arlena, Eileen people associated it to the song come on Eileen. I have never met anyone with the same name which can be a plus and it's not a common name either. While growing up with this name it was such a hassle, I used to get teased alot but now that I'm older it's not so bad but I still don't like my name." Mar. 2, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Arlene Anne and I was named after my father?s secretary. I was born in 1946 and never heard of another Arlene until I heard of the an actress with the name Arlene. I have in my older years heard there are a couple in the town I live in but have never met them. I like my name but do get annoyed when people do not spell it correctly. I have been married for 55 years and my husband still tells me I have a pretty name so I am happy 😊" Jan. 21, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it it is my middle name my moms first name. Great lady with great name!" Jan. 2, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is actually Arlene, Yea people spell it wrong all the time but I don?t mind." Aug. 29, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

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