Arlene name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: English and German
Usage: English and Irish
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Arlene ar-LEEN
Meaning: Pledge, Oath, Charlene, Darlene, Marlene, Strong, Vigorous and Child
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What does Arlene mean?

Widely Accepted and Perpetual Arlene has its origin in English and German languages is used as a unisex name which is principally used in English and Irish, Arlene means "Pledge, Oath, Charlene, Darlene, Marlene, Strong, Vigorous or Child".

Arlene is short of Charlene. Charlene is variation of unfading and admired Caroline. Also Charlene is variant of timeless and famous Charlotte. Charlene is also version of renowned Sharlene. Charlene is English equivalent of Charline.

Charlene means Female Version of Charles, Army and Manly is rooted from Old High German and Germanic.

How do I pronounce Arlene?

ar-LEEN is the most common way to pronounce two syllabled Arlene. a-rle-ne or ar-lene are another way(s) to say the name.

Variants of Arlene

Airleas, Arlette, Charlotte, Arletta, Arline, Caroline, Erline, Airlie, Arlet, Arletty, Sharla, Carleen, Charlotterose, Carolus, Charlot, Arloine, Carla, Carola, Coralie, Carolina, Erlyne

Names that rhyme with Arlene

How popular is the name Arlene?

Arlene was a popular name in United States. Over 142509 babies have been named Arlene since 1888. When at its peak in 1934, 3916 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 53rd position.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 171 years. In addition to that, the name has been in the top 100 baby names 14 times Arlene is a unique baby name in Ireland, it had been in use since 1965 and was last seen in 2000, during its 36 years of usage, it was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 1984, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 157 on girl names chart when 39 babies were named Arlene. There are over 480 babies that have been given the name Arlene in Ireland.

Arlene is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales still in use today. In France, it had been in use since 1936 and made it to the top 600 but has appeared since 2006.

Over 367 babies in France have been named Arlene. However things change on global perspective, Arlene is extremely popular in Philippines where every 1 in 600 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Brazil and Canada.

At least, 460000 people globally have been given the name as per our findings.

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Arlene in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Arlene?

You are all about adventure and travel. You want to travel the world and inspire people to do the same. You remind people that life is for you to live it, and not survive, something many do these days. You are a good listener, and always give the best advice, especially when it comes to relationships. You are often taken as crazy because of your fearlessness and courageous acts you take to achieve your aspirations.

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  •  Ayden - Admired Celtic and Old Irish Ayden means "Fire" which is used mainly in English and Arabic is aimed at both boys and girls
  •  Nevaeh - Rising and Widespread Nevaeh is used in Arabic and English, Nevaeh means "Peace, Angels or Heaven" bestowed upon both sexes is rooted from English
  •  Maxine - Outstanding and Perennial unisex name Maxine is used largely in Swedish, English and German that of Latin origin, meaning of Maxine is "Greatest or Great Woman"
  •  Ella - Ella's meaning is The Name of a Fairy-tale Heroine, Beautiful Fairy Woman or Gabriella has origin in Gothic, French and Germanic which is specifically used in English, German and Danish is used as a gender insensitive name
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Middle names for Arlene

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Sibling Names for Arlene

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Famous people named Arlene

  • Arlene McCarthy, Member of the European Parliament for North West England for the Labour Party
  • Arlene Hunt, Irish novelist
  • Arlene Horowitz, American women's activist and the author the 'Women's Educational Equity Act'
  • Arlene Croce, founded 'Ballet Review' magazine in 1965
  • Arlene Banas, voice actress
  • Arlene Sierra, American composer of contemporary classical music
  • Arlene Saunders, American spinto soprano opera singer
  • Arlene J. Chai, Filipino-Chinese-Australian author
  • Arlene Dahl, American actress and former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract star
  • Arlene Phillips, English choreographer, theatre director, talent scout
  • Arlene Francis, American actress
  • Arlene Martel, American actress, writer, and acting coach
  • Arlene Klasky, American animator, graphic designer
  • Arlene Wohlgemuth, former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Arlene Foster, Northern Irish politician serving as Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party since December 2015 and Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Fermanagh and South Tyrone since 2003
  • Arlene Golonka, American actress
  • Arlene Sanford, American film and television director
  • Arlene Howell, former American television actress
  • Arlene Alda, American musician, photographer and writer
  • Arlene Blum, American mountaineer, writer
  • Arlene White Lawrence, Bishop and the third President and General Superintendent of the Pillar of Fire Church
  • Arlene Harris, Canadian-born American radio, film
  • Arlene Raven, feminist art historian, author, critic, educator
  • Arlene Perly Rae, Canadian journalist, literary critic and author
  • Arlene Violet, religious sister
  • Arlene Dickinson, Canadian businesswoman, investor, author
  • Arlene Corwin, from 1960 crime and drama film Juke Box Racket, who played Judy.


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
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