Darlene

First Name
204k
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 Darlene

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

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

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

Notable Persons Named Darlene

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

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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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How popular is the baby 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 384 384 0
1922 423 423 0
1923 493 493 0
1924 638 638 0
1925 743 743 0
1926 874 874 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 #96 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 #76 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 3,545 3,532 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 4,701 4,693 8 #77 girl name
1949 4,806 4,797 9 #75 girl name
1950 4,844 4,833 11 #79 girl name
1951 5,033 5,027 6 #79 girl name
1952 5,437 5,429 8 #77 girl name
1953 5,602 5,592 10 #75 girl name
1954 5,518 5,508 10 #76 girl name
1955 5,654 5,644 10 #76 girl name
1956 6,934 6,915 19 #71 girl name
1957 7,792 7,778 14 #57 girl name
1958 8,303 8,274 29 #49 girl name
1959 6,892 6,871 21 #67 girl name
1960 6,117 6,100 17 #75 girl name
1961 5,744 5,727 17 #80 girl name
1962 5,121 5,106 15 #89 girl name
1963 5,166 5,154 12 #85 girl name
1964 5,191 5,171 20 #80 girl name
1965 4,380 4,359 21 #83 girl name
1966 3,740 3,726 14 #94 girl name
1967 3,086 3,071 15
1968 2,671 2,658 13
1969 2,464 2,458 6
1970 2,187 2,176 11
1971 1,831 1,824 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 527 527 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 243 243 0
2007 223 223 0
2008 236 236 0
2009 213 213 0
2010 207 207 0
2011 194 194 0
2012 215 215 0
2013 186 186 0
2014 170 170 0
2015 159 159 0
2016 143 143 0

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Popularity of Darlene as a first name

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Common last names for Darlene

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Fun Facts about the name Darlene

  • How Popular is the name Darlene? Darlene is the 361st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Darlene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 204,474 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 8,274 babies. That's a lot of babies named Darlene!
  • Random Darlene Factoid: According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Darlene ranks 65th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 318 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1951.
  • 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 Dralnee. 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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