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Darlene

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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 384 384 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 5,270 5,256 14 #71 girl name
1948 4,699 4,691 8 #77 girl name
1949 4,807 4,798 9 #75 girl name
1950 4,844 4,833 11 #79 girl name
1951 5,033 5,027 6 #79 girl name
1952 5,440 5,432 8 #77 girl name
1953 5,599 5,589 10 #75 girl name
1954 5,518 5,508 10 #76 girl name
1955 5,654 5,644 10 #76 girl name
1956 6,935 6,916 19 #71 girl name
1957 7,794 7,780 14 #57 girl name
1958 8,300 8,271 29 #49 girl name
1959 6,891 6,870 21 #67 girl name
1960 6,117 6,100 17 #75 girl name
1961 5,746 5,729 17 #80 girl name
1962 5,123 5,108 15 #89 girl name
1963 5,164 5,152 12 #85 girl name
1964 5,190 5,170 20 #80 girl name
1965 4,380 4,359 21 #83 girl name
1966 3,739 3,725 14 #94 girl name
1967 3,086 3,071 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 1,168 1,162 6
1974 1,020 1,020 0
1975 918 907 11
1976 834 829 5
1977 773 773 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 441 441 0
1988 480 480 0
1989 486 479 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 170 170 0
2015 158 158 0

Fun Facts about the name Darlene

  • How many people with the first name Darlene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 204,325 babies born with the first name Darlene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Darlene to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Darlene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Darlene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Darlene is Saturday, October 5th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Darlene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Darlene was in 1958 with a total of 8,271 babies. That's a lot of babies named Darlene!
  • Random Darlene Factoid: According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Darlene ranks 50th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 113 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1937.
  • Weird things about the name Darlene: Your name in reverse order is Enelrad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dlrenae. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Darlene as a first name

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Common last names for Darlene

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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.

Wiktionary

A 20th century coinage from darling and names like Charlene and Marlene.

  1. (mostly U.S. and Australia) A female given name.

Notable Persons With the Name Darlene

Darlene Love

Darlene Love is a jazz, pop music, and rock music singing and actor. She was most prominent from 1959 to present. Darlene was given the name Darlene Wright on July 26th, 1941 in Los Angeles.

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Darlene Cates

Darlene Cates is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1993. Darlene was given the name Rita Darlene Guthrie on December 13th, 1947 in Borger, Texas, U.S.

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Darlene Zschech

Darlene Zschech is a contemporary worship music and contemporary christian music singing, songwriter, and pastor. She plays Human voice. Her career lasted from 1989 to 1989. Darlene was given the name Darlene Joyce Steinhardt on September 8th, 1965 in Brisbane.

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Darlene Conley

Darlene Conley was a notable person. She was most prominent from 1963 to 2006. Darlene was born on July 18th, 1934 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, U.S. She passed away on January 14th, 2007.

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Darleen Carr

Darleen Carr is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. Her career lasted from 1963 to 2001. Darleen was given the name Darlene Farnon on December 12th, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Darlene Gillespie

Darlene Gillespie is a famed somebody. Darlene was born on April 8th, 1941 in Montreal. Darlene is also known as Darlene Valentine.

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  • Darlene Rodriguez
    (journalist)
  • Darlene Hooley
    (congressman)
  • Darlene Koldenhoven
    (musician)
  • Darlene McCoy
    (singing)
  • Darlene
    (soccer player)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Darlene

Darlene

Darlene is a soccer player for the Associação Desportiva Centro Olímpico, SV Neulengbach, FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern, and Brazil women's national football team. Darlene was born on January 11th, 1990 in São José do Rio Preto.

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What does the name Darlene mean?

Dis for dependable, on you I can rely.

Ais for approachable, constantly meeting new people

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Lis for lively, your life is full of energy!

Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

Eis for enjoy, your life can be fun!

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Sources: 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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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