Arlene

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142k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Arlene

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

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A nineteenth-century coinage probably based on similar-sounding names such as Charlene and Arlette.

  1. A female given name.

Arlene was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Arlene

Arlene Francis was an actress, radio presenter, and television personality. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1928 to present. Arlene was given the name Arlene Francis Kazanjian on October 20th, 1907 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. She breathed her last breath on May 31st, 2001.

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Arlene Dahl is an actress, businesswoman, and columnist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1947 to present. Arlene was given the name Arlene Carol Dahl on August 11th, 1925 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Arlene Foster is a for Fermanagh, South Tyrone, First Minister of Northern Ireland, Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, Minister for Finance, Personnel, Minister for Enterprise, Trade, Investment, Minister for the Environment, Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, f. Arlene was born on July 3rd, 1970.

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Arlene Alda is a photographer, writer, and photography. She was most active from 1963 to present. Arlene was given the name Arlene Weiss on March 12th, 1933 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Arlene Dickinson is a ceo of venture communications. Arlene was born on October 8th, 1956 in Germiston.

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Arlene Martel was an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1958 to 2013. Arlene was born on April 14th, 1936 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. She died on August 12th, 2014.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Arlene

Herbert was born on September 5th, 1914 in Harrison, Georgia. He died on November 9th, 1989.

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How popular is the baby 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 2,096 2,090 6
1924 2,276 2,276 0
1925 2,280 2,275 5
1926 2,530 2,521 9
1927 2,570 2,563 7
1928 2,530 2,520 10
1929 2,408 2,400 8
1930 2,520 2,507 13
1931 3,227 3,216 11 #77 girl name
1932 3,124 3,109 15 #80 girl name
1933 3,195 3,185 10 #74 girl name
1934 3,929 3,916 13 #53 girl name
1935 3,692 3,684 8 #59 girl name
1936 3,913 3,898 15 #54 girl name
1937 3,830 3,807 23 #60 girl name
1938 3,912 3,892 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 2,502 2,502 0
1952 2,333 2,328 5
1953 2,310 2,304 6
1954 2,083 2,078 5
1955 1,988 1,983 5
1956 1,808 1,808 0
1957 1,700 1,694 6
1958 1,774 1,774 0
1959 1,794 1,794 0
1960 1,633 1,625 8
1961 1,558 1,552 6
1962 1,342 1,342 0
1963 1,303 1,297 6
1964 1,223 1,223 0
1965 1,051 1,051 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 355 355 0
1979 325 325 0
1980 371 371 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 342 342 0
1994 299 299 0
1995 297 297 0
1996 302 302 0
1997 319 319 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 306 306 0
2006 241 241 0
2007 225 225 0
2008 233 233 0
2009 194 194 0
2010 207 207 0
2011 179 179 0
2012 156 156 0
2013 159 159 0
2014 149 149 0
2015 170 170 0
2016 145 145 0

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Popularity of Arlene as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Arlene

  • How Popular is the name Arlene? Arlene is the 493rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Arlene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 142,244 babies born with the first name Arlene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Arlene to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Arlene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Arlene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arlene is Saturday, May 22nd, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Arlene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arlene was in 1934 with a total of 3,916 babies. That's a lot of babies named Arlene!
  • Random Arlene Factoid: According to the 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Arlene ranks 50th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 38 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1933.
  • Weird things about the name Arlene: Your name in reverse order is Enelra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elaenr. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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