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142k
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since 1880

Arlene

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: From Marlene or Charlene
  • #485 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Arlene" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1888 9 9 0
1889 5 5 0
1890 11 11 0
1891 13 13 0
1892 19 19 0
1893 17 17 0
1894 19 19 0
1895 23 23 0
1896 33 33 0
1897 28 28 0
1898 30 30 0
1899 33 33 0
1900 47 47 0
1901 38 38 0
1902 47 47 0
1903 67 67 0
1904 59 59 0
1905 77 77 0
1906 107 107 0
1907 101 101 0
1908 143 143 0
1909 160 160 0
1910 207 207 0
1911 226 226 0
1912 325 325 0
1913 471 471 0
1914 608 608 0
1915 864 864 0
1916 1,110 1,105 5
1917 1,208 1,208 0
1918 1,340 1,340 0
1919 1,427 1,427 0
1920 1,599 1,594 5
1921 1,837 1,837 0
1922 1,890 1,884 6
1923 2,097 2,091 6
1924 2,275 2,275 0
1925 2,280 2,275 5
1926 2,530 2,521 9
1927 2,568 2,561 7
1928 2,533 2,523 10
1929 2,409 2,401 8
1930 2,519 2,506 13
1931 3,226 3,215 11 #77 girl name
1932 3,123 3,108 15 #80 girl name
1933 3,197 3,187 10 #74 girl name
1934 3,927 3,914 13 #53 girl name
1935 3,691 3,683 8 #59 girl name
1936 3,913 3,898 15 #54 girl name
1937 3,830 3,807 23 #60 girl name
1938 3,911 3,891 20 #63 girl name
1939 3,596 3,576 20 #69 girl name
1940 3,273 3,258 15 #75 girl name
1941 3,296 3,290 6 #77 girl name
1942 3,349 3,332 17 #83 girl name
1943 3,152 3,145 7 #90 girl name
1944 2,727 2,714 13
1945 2,779 2,772 7 #99 girl name
1946 2,807 2,800 7
1947 2,913 2,908 5
1948 2,485 2,480 5
1949 2,395 2,395 0
1950 2,395 2,390 5
1951 2,500 2,500 0
1952 2,335 2,330 5
1953 2,309 2,303 6
1954 2,086 2,081 5
1955 1,984 1,979 5
1956 1,809 1,809 0
1957 1,697 1,691 6
1958 1,775 1,775 0
1959 1,794 1,794 0
1960 1,632 1,624 8
1961 1,558 1,552 6
1962 1,343 1,343 0
1963 1,303 1,297 6
1964 1,223 1,223 0
1965 1,052 1,052 0
1966 910 910 0
1967 777 772 5
1968 720 720 0
1969 738 738 0
1970 717 717 0
1971 605 605 0
1972 501 501 0
1973 501 501 0
1974 435 435 0
1975 408 408 0
1976 415 415 0
1977 390 390 0
1978 354 354 0
1979 325 325 0
1980 370 370 0
1981 413 413 0
1982 421 421 0
1983 369 369 0
1984 350 350 0
1985 347 347 0
1986 360 353 7
1987 364 364 0
1988 341 341 0
1989 348 341 7
1990 314 314 0
1991 332 332 0
1992 369 369 0
1993 343 343 0
1994 297 297 0
1995 297 297 0
1996 302 302 0
1997 318 318 0
1998 304 304 0
1999 313 313 0
2000 286 286 0
2001 279 279 0
2002 316 316 0
2003 285 285 0
2004 243 243 0
2005 305 305 0
2006 241 241 0
2007 225 225 0
2008 233 233 0
2009 193 193 0
2010 207 207 0
2011 179 179 0
2012 155 155 0
2013 159 159 0
2014 149 149 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Arlene? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 141,917 babies born with the name Arlene in the United States. That's more than enough Arlenes to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Arlene" was in 1934 with a total of 3,914 babies. (That's a lot of baby Arlenes)

According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Arlene" ranks #41 in popularity as a baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, 196 babies in California have the same name as you in 1936. Across the entire United States a total of 3,913 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Arlene popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Arlene" mean? The list below shows the origins of Arlene as well as things modernly associated with the name Arlene such as celebrities named Arlene.

American

Origin and Meaning of Arlene

The name "Arlene" is of American origin, and it means "From Marlene or Charlene". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alternative Meanings

A is for able, for you surely are.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

Your name in reverse order is "Enelra". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Erelna". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Arlene born Sep 21, 2004

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Bulgaria approximately on 1775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Name poster for Arlene

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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