Gender: Female Meaning of Darlene: "darling" Origin of Darlene: English

Darlene Origin and Meaning

The name Darlene is a girl's name of English origin meaning "darling".

Attending crochet classes at the Senior Center with her friends Arlene and Marlene.

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paulapuddephatt Says:


It literally means "darling"? It is pretty awful, though. I actually like Arlene and Charlene, even though they are dated, but this never sounded great. Not a fan of Marlene, either.

lesliemarion Says:


I like Marlene and am OK with Arlene, but oh, Darlene… To me is it one of the ugliest names ever. I guess Marlene benefits from La Dietrich and I knew a nice Arlene once. No such luck for Darlene who sounds like a whiner in a pink twinset.