Infographic of Arlene name meaning, which is “The lovely promise,” from the Old French, but ultimately from the Latin arrha, a pledge.
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Arlene Name Popularity

How popular is the name Arlene? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 269 163 0.0463%
1911 267 170 0.0457%
1912 249 273 0.0541%
1913 220 434 0.0765%
1914 210 559 0.0802%
1915 192 842 0.0927%
1916 172 1,083 0.1121%
1917 167 1,186 0.1185%
1918 166 1,308 0.1219%
1919 154 1,406 0.1343%
1920 145 1,574 0.1416%
1921 138 1,821 0.159%
1922 133 1,871 0.1679%
1923 127 2,074 0.1852%
1924 122 2,263 0.1949%
1925 120 2,257 0.1997%
1926 108 2,506 0.2278%
1927 108 2,546 0.23%
1928 106 2,504 0.234%
1929 105 2,385 0.2303%
1930 103 2,481 0.2375%
1931 77 3,205 0.3247%
1932 80 3,091 0.3129%
1933 74 3,174 0.3407%
1934 53 3,903 0.4037%
1935 59 3,680 0.3787%
1936 54 3,891 0.4039%
1937 60 3,804 0.386%
1938 63 3,883 0.3793%
1939 69 3,561 0.3501%
1940 75 3,252 0.306%
1941 77 3,281 0.2915%
1942 83 3,326 0.2634%
1943 90 3,135 0.2401%
1944 101 2,704 0.2182%
1945 99 2,769 0.227%
1946 113 2,795 0.1894%
1947 118 2,903 0.1739%
1948 125 2,462 0.1542%
1949 133 2,389 0.1485%
1950 131 2,383 0.148%
1951 134 2,490 0.1469%
1952 147 2,322 0.133%
1953 153 2,292 0.1295%
1954 169 2,058 0.1126%
1955 175 1,981 0.1077%
1956 190 1,795 0.095%
1957 203 1,679 0.0873%
1958 192 1,762 0.0932%
1959 198 1,783 0.0938%
1960 211 1,602 0.0846%
1961 216 1,536 0.0814%
1962 236 1,327 0.0723%
1963 245 1,275 0.071%
1964 252 1,194 0.0678%
1965 266 1,028 0.0629%
1966 281 866 0.0555%
1967 309 733 0.0483%
1968 325 676 0.045%
1969 333 689 0.0447%
1970 351 677 0.0425%
1971 381 559 0.0372%
1972 415 429 0.0315%
1973 416 431 0.0332%
1974 444 387 0.0298%
1975 464 360 0.028%
1976 466 360 0.0279%
1977 480 351 0.026%
1978 525 306 0.0228%
1979 560 283 0.0201%
1980 519 331 0.0226%
1981 497 367 0.025%
1982 494 364 0.0244%
1983 529 312 0.0211%
1984 551 297 0.02%
1985 567 299 0.0197%
1986 565 308 0.0204%
1987 561 310 0.0203%
1988 597 287 0.0184%
1989 617 297 0.0184%
1990 684 263 0.0159%
1991 659 286 0.0175%
1992 634 316 0.0198%
1993 639 307 0.0197%
1994 688 256 0.0167%
1995 695 256 0.017%
1996 704 259 0.0173%
1997 693 265 0.0179%
1998 698 272 0.0182%
1999 715 267 0.0178%
2000 781 244 0.016%
2001 798 243 0.0161%
2002 751 272 0.0182%
2003 834 241 0.0158%
2004 932 208 0.0136%
2005 832 256 0.0167%
2006 1,036 193 0.0123%
2007 1,105 177 0.0112%
2008 1,041 193 0.0125%
2009 1,153 156 0.0104%
2010 1,075 167 0.0116%
2011 1,180 137 0.0096%
2012 1,264 116 0.0081%
2013 1,224 123 0.0086%
2014 1,280 109 0.0075%
2015 1,206 129 0.0089%
2016 1,410 88 0.0061%
2017 1,228 112 0.008%
2018 1,522 66 0.0048%
2019 1,431 76 0.0056%

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Names Like Arlene

If you like Arlene, you’ll love these other names like Arlene.


What names are variants of Arlene?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Arlene.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Arla
Arlan
Arlana
Arlean
Arleana
Arlee

Hare meadow

English

Arleen

A variant spelling of Arlene, “the lovely promise.”

Arleena
Arleene
Arlen
Arlena

A variant form of Arlene, "the lovely promise.”

Arleta

A decorative form of Arlene, “the lovely promise.”brew ari el, the lion of God.

Arletha

Excellence; righteous

Greek

Arletta
Arlette

Eagle

French

Arleyne
Arlie
Arliene
Arlina

A variant spelling of Arlene and Ar- line.

Arlinda

American

Arline

A modified spelling of Arlene, “the lovely promise.”

Arluene
Arly
Arlyn

American

Arlyne
Arlynn
Lena

Woman from Magdala

Hebrew

Lene

Mild, soft, silky

Latin

Lina

Palm tree

Latin


What names sound like Arlene?

If you like how Arlene sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Arlene.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Arlenne

American

Erlene

Noblewoman, princess, warrior, countess

English

Orlene

French


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