Darla

First Name
42k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Darla

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     English
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     Islamic/Muslim
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     Spanish
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  • A user from California, United States says the name Darla is of English origin and means "Beloved".
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  1. A female given name, a back-formation from Darlene.

Notable Persons Named Darla

Darla Hood was an actor, child actor, singing, film actress, child actress, and singer. She was most active from 1935 to 1979. Darla was given the name Darla Jean Hood on November 8th, 1931 in Leedey, Oklahoma. Darla is also known as Cookie. She breathed her last breath on June 13th, 1979.

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Darla Moore is a financier and philanthropist. Darla was given the name Darla Dee Moore on August 1st, 1954 in Lake City, South Carolina.

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Darla K. Anderson is a film producer. Darla was given the name Darla Kay Anderson in Glendale, California.

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Darla Jane Gilroy is a musician.

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She holds the title Miss Ponce Universe 2009, Miss Yabucoa Universe 2012, Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2012, Miss Ponce Mundo 2014, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Yabucoa, and Miss Puerto Rico. Darla was given the name Darli Arni Pacheco MontaƱez on April 16th, 1989 in Puerto Rico. Darla is also known as Darli.

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How popular is the baby name Darla in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1924 7 7 0
1925 7 7 0
1929 19 19 0
1930 23 23 0
1931 18 18 0
1932 26 26 0
1933 19 19 0
1934 29 29 0
1935 98 98 0
1936 246 246 0
1937 185 185 0
1938 244 244 0
1939 318 318 0
1940 356 356 0
1941 406 406 0
1942 409 409 0
1943 365 365 0
1944 318 318 0
1945 303 303 0
1946 592 592 0
1947 528 528 0
1948 450 450 0
1949 502 502 0
1950 566 566 0
1951 617 617 0
1952 623 623 0
1953 646 646 0
1954 700 700 0
1955 876 876 0
1956 1,209 1,209 0
1957 1,332 1,332 0
1958 1,354 1,354 0
1959 1,678 1,672 6
1960 1,731 1,725 6
1961 1,713 1,713 0
1962 1,966 1,966 0
1963 2,390 2,390 0
1964 2,045 2,045 0
1965 1,586 1,581 5
1966 1,446 1,446 0
1967 1,265 1,265 0
1968 1,153 1,153 0
1969 1,063 1,058 5
1970 970 965 5
1971 895 895 0
1972 692 692 0
1973 560 560 0
1974 492 492 0
1975 409 409 0
1976 382 382 0
1977 341 341 0
1978 333 333 0
1979 313 313 0
1980 315 315 0
1981 286 286 0
1982 259 259 0
1983 219 219 0
1984 197 197 0
1985 176 176 0
1986 137 137 0
1987 142 142 0
1988 147 147 0
1989 117 117 0
1990 120 120 0
1991 113 113 0
1992 89 89 0
1993 76 76 0
1994 67 67 0
1995 120 120 0
1996 105 105 0
1997 99 99 0
1998 93 93 0
1999 86 86 0
2000 97 97 0
2001 106 106 0
2002 91 91 0
2003 105 105 0
2004 109 109 0
2005 104 104 0
2006 88 88 0
2007 105 105 0
2008 127 127 0
2009 126 126 0
2010 139 139 0
2011 143 143 0
2012 173 173 0
2013 150 150 0
2014 161 161 0
2015 127 127 0
2016 183 183 0
2017 159 159 0
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International Interest for Darla

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Popularity of Darla as a first name

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Common last names for Darla

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  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Wilson
  • Simmons
  • Clark

Fun Facts about the name Darla

  • What name lists does Darla rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Darla? Darla is the 1,123rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Darla have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 42,070 babies born with the first name Darla in the United States. That's more than enough people named Darla to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Darla? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Darla first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Darla is Monday, January 10th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Darla born? The highest recorded use of the first name Darla was in 1963 with a total of 2,390 babies. That's a lot of babies named Darla!
  • Random Darla Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Darla ranks 94th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 52 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Darla: Your name in reverse order is Alrad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Adalr. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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