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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Darla

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Darla in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Darla:

  • Records indicate that 38,083 girls in the United States have been named Darla since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1963, when 2,389 people in the U.S. were given the name Darla. Those people are now 57 years old.

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    Comments about the name Darla

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      9 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Darla and it's annoying when people think it's Carla but I like my name because it sounds like how I am. Its feminine without being too flowery." Jul. 17, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Darla also and I love my name! I didn't like my middle name which is Jean. I was always called Jeannie Weannie. Once I worked with 2 others Darla's. But other than that I have only met a few." Jul. 19, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "For years I thought I would never forgive my mom for giving me this name. I used to have to spell it out for everyone...Carla with a D, and that got real old, real fast! And I hated it that I could never find anything with DARLA printed on it, like key chains, novelty items, etc. There are always tons of different names on them, but not mine. My mom said she got the name from a love novel she was reading while she was pregnant. Although my dad's name was Ernest, she decided to stick with the letter D for all of us kids. Her name being Dawn, my older brother Dean, me Darla, and my younger brother Dale. I've even dated a guy by the name of Dar. Only as I grew older did I start to not mind the name I was given. And now that I have a gazillion 'Darla' friends on FB, I've come to be proud of it. My mom used to think it was a unique name, but she would be surprised right now to find out that there are many more of us out there today. R.I.P. Mom I love you, and miss you more and more every day." Mar. 7, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello my name is Darla i like my name i have all so at times have been called by darling" Mar. 17, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Darla. I like my name because its unique and I like that people recall The Little Rascals when they hear my name. Many people have call me Darlin Darla in my life and though it is a rare name and I had never met anyone with it until my freshman year is highschool, I was called to the deans office and sitting there next to a girl waiting to be called in, the called my name and it was not only my first but last name they called and the other girl had my exact name!! First and last! How crazy is that? She turned out to be my second cousin." Sep. 6, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Darla and I'm the youngest of three girls. My middle name is Marie so everyone calls me Darlin' Marie. Most people in my family call me that. Even some of my friends. I like the name Darla. My sisters says that they likes it because it reminds her of a sweet little girl and she said that it describes me." Aug. 21, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Darla and i get tons of different reactions to it. Most people find it very unique and pretty. but of course ever since i can remember i get the little rascal joke from almost in all i think Darla is a wonderful name." May. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Darla is pretty, fun, and feminine without being pretentious or flowery. I can't believe this adorable name is hardly ever used. It's my first pick if my husband and I have a girl." Apr. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a gorgeous name, I could care less that it's the name of a character from Little Rascals. It's beautiful! Very elegant, classic, feminine and romantic. I like it a lot! I've yet to meet a person with this name." Feb. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My name's Darla and it's very rare and old now and the 2016 generation puts it in a weird accent and overexaggerates the R and L so I go by my middle name, Chloe. It's very annoying to hear also." Jan. 6, 2016: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • "Not sure who's running this site, but it's lame! I've tried adding my photo twice now, with no luck. Thumbs down for this website!!" Mar. 19, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I?m a 1968 born Darla ❤️ I love my name and from my acquaintances, every Darla they know are unique, Happy & fun. I think I fall under all those qualities. Embrace the love of the name ☮️" Aug. 17, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Darla too! I was born in 1962 in California. When I was young I didn't like my name as it was so odd compared to other girls. However, as I grew up I came to love my name. I get a lot of compliments now and it makes me feel special." Jun. 10, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Darla,too! I love my name and most people say what a wonderful name. A lot of people smile when they hear my name. I feel lucky to like my name." May. 10, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name and nicknames Dar and Darl Have only heard compliments about it." Feb. 21, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Darla, I was born in 1975. I absolutely hate my name. I was teased non stop in school and now, as an adult occasionally. Luckily my middle name is Dawn and thats, what I started going by." Jan. 21, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Darla. I was born in 1958. My parents of course got the name from The Little Rascals. I have always liked my name because it is unusual. Haven't personally met anyone named Darla, but have occasionally been told other people have known a Darla. Most people tell me they really love my name." May. 11, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Darla is my moms name, She says its okay but wouldnt have picked it! Its to boring, plus its one of the lil girls from the rascels" Mar. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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