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Girl Name: Arlene

Name: Arlene
Pronunciation: \a-rle-ne, ar-lene\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: pledge, promise
Origin: Modern
Sounds Like: Arlenne, Erlene, Orlene
Variant forms: Arla, Arlan, Arlana, Arlean, Arleana, Arlee, Arleen, Arleena, Arleene, Arlen, Arlena, Arleta, Arletha, Arletta, Arlette, Arleyne, Arlie, Arliene, Arlina, Arlinda, Arline, Arluene, Arly, Arlyn, Arlyne, Arlynn, Lena, Lene, Lina
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 225

Description

Arlene \a-rle-ne, ar-lene\ as a girl's name is pronounced ar-LEEN. Modern coinage of unclear origin. Possibly feminine form of Arlen, from Irish Gaelic meaning "pledge, promise". Or possibly a coinage based on Marlene or Charlene. Made famous in the 1950s by American actress and beauty columnist Arlene Dahl. Actress Arlene Francis.

Arlene has 29 variant forms: Arla, Arlan, Arlana, Arlean, Arleana, Arlee, Arleen, Arleena, Arleene, Arlen, Arlena, Arleta, Arletha, Arletta, Arlette, Arleyne, Arlie, Arliene, Arlina, Arlinda, Arline, Arluene, Arly, Arlyn, Arlyne, Arlynn, Lena, Lene and Lina.

Baby names that sound like Arlene are Arlenne, Erlene and Orlene.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Arlene.

Popularity

Arlene is a very popular first name for women (#225 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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