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since 1880

Darlene

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Dear, loved one
  • #357 All Time
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Boys

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1896 5 5 0
1899 6 6 0
1901 9 9 0
1902 8 8 0
1903 8 8 0
1904 11 11 0
1905 6 6 0
1906 6 6 0
1907 12 12 0
1908 14 14 0
1909 18 18 0
1910 19 19 0
1911 20 20 0
1912 30 30 0
1913 50 50 0
1914 81 81 0
1915 89 89 0
1916 131 131 0
1917 170 170 0
1918 181 181 0
1919 229 229 0
1920 274 274 0
1921 383 383 0
1922 423 423 0
1923 493 493 0
1924 638 638 0
1925 744 744 0
1926 873 873 0
1927 1,114 1,109 5
1928 1,193 1,186 7
1929 1,301 1,301 0
1930 1,553 1,544 9
1931 1,833 1,822 11
1932 2,026 2,019 7
1933 2,418 2,408 10 #95 girl name
1934 2,623 2,606 17 #90 girl name
1935 2,709 2,702 7 #91 girl name
1936 2,969 2,963 6 #83 girl name
1937 3,301 3,285 16 #72 girl name
1938 3,333 3,319 14 #75 girl name
1939 3,299 3,287 12 #75 girl name
1940 3,135 3,120 15 #79 girl name
1941 3,365 3,346 19 #76 girl name
1942 3,533 3,515 18 #78 girl name
1943 3,785 3,773 12 #73 girl name
1944 3,544 3,531 13 #76 girl name
1945 3,644 3,626 18 #71 girl name
1946 4,676 4,662 14 #71 girl name
1947 5,269 5,255 14 #71 girl name
1948 4,699 4,691 8 #77 girl name
1949 4,809 4,800 9 #75 girl name
1950 4,843 4,832 11 #79 girl name
1951 5,033 5,027 6 #79 girl name
1952 5,440 5,432 8 #77 girl name
1953 5,598 5,588 10 #75 girl name
1954 5,517 5,507 10 #76 girl name
1955 5,654 5,644 10 #76 girl name
1956 6,938 6,919 19 #71 girl name
1957 7,792 7,778 14 #57 girl name
1958 8,299 8,270 29 #49 girl name
1959 6,889 6,868 21 #67 girl name
1960 6,117 6,100 17 #75 girl name
1961 5,747 5,730 17 #80 girl name
1962 5,120 5,105 15 #89 girl name
1963 5,167 5,155 12 #85 girl name
1964 5,189 5,169 20 #80 girl name
1965 4,380 4,359 21 #83 girl name
1966 3,739 3,725 14 #94 girl name
1967 3,087 3,072 15
1968 2,670 2,657 13
1969 2,465 2,459 6
1970 2,187 2,176 11
1971 1,830 1,823 7
1972 1,426 1,417 9
1973 1,169 1,163 6
1974 1,020 1,020 0
1975 918 907 11
1976 834 829 5
1977 772 772 0
1978 718 718 0
1979 666 666 0
1980 653 653 0
1981 639 639 0
1982 583 583 0
1983 528 528 0
1984 458 458 0
1985 471 471 0
1986 451 451 0
1987 442 442 0
1988 480 480 0
1989 485 478 7
1990 505 505 0
1991 468 468 0
1992 378 378 0
1993 370 370 0
1994 345 345 0
1995 272 272 0
1996 283 283 0
1997 249 249 0
1998 256 256 0
1999 224 224 0
2000 273 273 0
2001 265 265 0
2002 250 250 0
2003 203 203 0
2004 236 236 0
2005 225 225 0
2006 242 242 0
2007 223 223 0
2008 236 236 0
2009 213 213 0
2010 207 207 0
2011 193 193 0
2012 215 215 0
2013 186 186 0
2014 169 169 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Darlene? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 204,162 babies born with the name Darlene in the United States. That's more than enough Darlenes to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Darlene" was in 1958 with a total of 8,270 babies. (That's a lot of baby Darlenes)

According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Darlene" ranks #47 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 35 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1954. Across the entire United States a total of 5,517 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

American

Origin and Meaning of Darlene

The name "Darlene" is of American origin, and it means "Dear, loved one". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Darlene Love

Darlene Love is a singer and actress specializing in jazz, pop, and rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1959 to present. Darlene was born in 1938 as Darlene Wright.

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Darlene Cates

Darlene Cates is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Darlene was born in 1947 as Rita Darlene Guthrie in Borger, Texas, USA.

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Darlene Silva

Darlene was born in 1980.

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Darlene Dahl

Darlene was born in 1974.

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Alternative Meanings

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

A is for able, for you surely are.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

L is for life, that you live so well.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

Your name in reverse order is "Enelrad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dneeral". 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 Darlene born Oct 13, 2000

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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