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Meaning of Darlene

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The name Darlene has the following meaning:

A modern adaptation of "Darling". It first appeared in the late 1930s and was very popular in the 1950s in America. However, it has been out of fashion for quite some time now.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Darlene is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 981 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In both Years 2008 and 2009, the name Darlene remained at the same ranking of 1000. (A ranking of 1000 means that this name ranked 1000 or poorer in the 2008/2009 popularity surveys)

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Darlene in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Darlene is pronounced as dar-lean


Darlene originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Darlene and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Darlene: Boys - Admiral, Alfred, Barton, Boston, Burton, Coleman, Davis, Dickinson, Dunton, Earl, Elmore, Errol, Gardner, Garfield, Graham, Hamilton, Hayward, Jamari, Kipp, Lyman, Lyndon, Girls - Ammie, Arrie, China, Cordie, Diamond, Jaelynn, Jaimie, Kimora, Knowles, Lady, Mercy, Octavia, Pinkie, Precious, Shirlene, Both genders - Albert, Augustine, Blake, Edward, Madison, Parker


Popular Variants for the name Darlene: Darla (English), Darleen (English)


We think the name Darlene should fall under the following style category: The 70's.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Darlene to be: A beautiful , sophisticated woman

In one word, you might describe Darlene as a(n) "rich" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Darlene (or its variants) are:

Darlene Kay Olson Hooley, born on 4 April, a famous politician. Darlene Kay Olson Hooley's background: She is a member of the Democratic party, and was elected into the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon in 1996. She represents the state's 5th congressional district.

Darlene Hard, born on 6 January, a famous professional tennis player. Darlene Hard's background: U.S. Professional tennis player. She is best known for her raw, powerful serves and volleying ability. She won 13 double titles in the Grand Slam tournaments altogether, and single titles in the French Championships 1960 and U.S. Championships in 1960 and 1961. She was subsequently honoured in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1973.

Darlene Love, born on 26 July , a famous singer. Darlene Love's background: American pop music singer. She started out as a choral singer before moving on to doing backup vocals for many popular music acts such as Cher. She also acted in musicals such as the Broadway hit 'Grease'.
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