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Origin: Anglo Saxon
Meaning: Tenderly Beloved

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Darlene

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

A few facts about the girl's name Darlene:

  • Records indicate that 201,061 girls in the United States have been named Darlene since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1958, when 8,255 people in the U.S. were given the name Darlene. Those people are now 62 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 Darlene

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      8 Positive Comments

  • "I'm Darlene, growing up I never really liked my because it made me sound old. As an adult, I have grown to love it. The only thing I hate now is when someone calls me Dar, I hate that nickname but I love my name overall." Nov. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Darlene Sue. I love my name. When I went to school I was the only Darlene. I am 65 years old now and still like my name" Jun. 11, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have fallen in love with that name it is not common in africa its ancient but unique." Apr. 21, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Darlene and I have always loved it. I really like it when they call me "Dar", which many do, I feel like when they do that they really like me. First time I knew someone by that name was in high school. Now when I or someone else hears our name we instantly say how few there are of us.Aug 23,2016" Aug. 24, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm so happy that of all the names in the world my parents named me Darlene. I love my name! With all the old-fashioned names coming back into style I won't be surprised to see more beautiful baby girls named Darlene. Such a pretty name...that would be wonderful!!" Sep. 4, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My father named me Darlyne. It's a nice name. I am often called Darling." Jan. 18, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is darlene a.k.a d or the track star others spell it different but it's o.k. i still love it becuz my name no one can change it. i name darlene 4 a reason" Nov. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, it sounds so sweet - well the name is derived from the word "darling", so I guess that says it all! And I love the "lene" ending as well, I find "Darlene" much prettier than "Darleen"." Jan. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "I know a DARLENA and she's NOT YOU so why don't you save your money for something [email protected]?!!? Yeah so name yourself Jessica so you can be Jessie and buy baby noodles for homely meetings!! I'm a hardy party at my place! Oh I am a party? Son, get over here! Your brain is clogged! ZZZAPPP oh how done we can get! HOW INTERESTING YOUR BRAINS ARE. Be nice, lady! Oh sorry you're a man! And your name is Zachary plz name your child that! Ok ttyl" Jun. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Darlene is my name. I really dislike it. I think it sounds very homely." May. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      9 Neutral Comments

  • "I was born in 1960. Growing up I didn't like my name Darlene. But I love it now! It's often pronounced just like the meaning Darling! Out of 6 sisters I love my name best! It's not really uncommon but I only know of a few!" Aug. 16, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Darlene and have never liked my name much. I grow up in sm town, there one one other Darlene..she was born in 57, I was born in 58. My dad named me this because he thought I looked like a darling little sweetheart. Ive had the nickname Dee, Dar, Dar-Dar and Darls" Apr. 24, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Here?s one my sisters gave me for Darlene. Dart the fart.How endearing" Dec. 25, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don?t like my name at all. Thinking of changing my name legally. The name ?Darlene? instantly says OLD but I?m not. Barf!!!" Sep. 10, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Darlene and I love what it means. My husband says my name suits me and couldn't Imagine me being named anything else" Apr. 23, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Darlene Ann also. I have not really liked the name for most of my life but now that I am almost 60 I have decided to like it. No one ever says it wrong but I find that there are a lot of people who want to spell it wrong." Jan. 31, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 45. My experience with the name Darlene has always been positive. Kids never could come up with a negative rhyming nickname. Most spell and pronounce it correctly, although I get the occasional Darla, Darleen, Darline. Over the years I've had fun with the many, many people who it dawns upon to call me "Darlin'". Guys say it sweetly or flirtatiously, women think they're clever. It's all good. Love the meaning "dearly loved" since it was my father who chose the name and passed away very early. People sometimes call me Dee or Dar (don't like Dar). It's an old fashioned name, but classic. I often find myself surrounded by women with other "ene" sounding names in large groups. It never fails to make us all laugh. I love the name Darlene!" Jan. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Darlene Ann .....When a teen my friend would call me little Marilyn Monroe....I was really eyes and blonde hair.....I loved the name...Never got a nick name.....Well some would call me Darlen.....I am a very spiritual person that loves just all the beautiful things of life" Jul. 27, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name because it is different. No one ever mispronounces it or spells it wrong." May. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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