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"Darlene" was featured on a hit TV show, Roseanne. It was the name of the main character's second child, youngest daughter. she was portrayed as rude, brash, cold, and very intelligent with a smart mouth and was often the cause of humourous snide remarks.
Num3ros  7/24/2005
"Darlene" is a song by Led Zeppelin.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2005
I think this is a sweet name.
HoneyLoveShine  6/23/2006
I'm sorry, but YUCK!
nelirosala  7/26/2006
No offence if your name is Darlene, but EEEEWWWWW (sorry Darlenes).
― Anonymous User  9/14/2006
Darlene Zschech is a Christian music artist (Hillsongs).
― Anonymous User  11/11/2006
Darlene is such a stupid name! ewwwww!
― Anonymous User  2/2/2007
Come on people, Darlene is not such a bad name.
CharlieRob  8/25/2007
I argee with CharlieRob on this one, I think Darlene is a nice name. When I first heard it on Roseanne I loved it. (I could always relate her and she was my favorite)
spaz123  10/14/2007
The fact that this name is clearly derived from the word 'darling' makes it sound even tackier and ditzier than all the other names ending in -lene. They all sound like the names of rather dim-witted country girls and women who dedicate their time to watching crappy TV shows when not cooking for the husband and pestering their kids about the importance of abstinence before marriage.
slight night shiver  4/21/2008
I don't think "Darlene" is such a bad name either. I've only heard it on "Roseanne" though.
Furienna  11/3/2008
Ewwww, Darlene! No offense but this name is def not my fave!
kool_babe14  5/13/2009
It looks too much like "darling", and I don't think "darling" sounds very good in a name. Besides, Darlene sounds so Fifties.
bananarama  8/3/2009
My mom's name is Loretta. She hates Loretta. Personally, I agree it's dated (some one mentioned it sounded 1950s, which is when she was born; plus, the same thing was said about Loretta). I think this is funny, since I would say my name (Tory for Victoria) is so eighties.
glaucous  8/8/2009
I like this name, I don't hear this name very often and when I do they're older women, like my future mother in law. :)
_0TophasNails_1  4/10/2010
Sounds like a frumpy middle-aged lady who wears trousers with an elastic waistband.
― Anonymous User  7/16/2010
Darlene reminds me of the spunky, rude, smart-mouthed genius that was Sarah Gilbert on Roseanne.
A personal favorite of mine. I suppose it is supposed to be extremely feminine (with the whole Darling thing) but I think of it as a tomboy-y name. Kind of dark, kind of weird, but kind of fun.
DaphneSusan  8/27/2010
"Darlene" is a song by The Lumineers, but they pronounce it "darlin'"
― Anonymous User  1/22/2013
The name Darlene was given to 213 baby girls born in the US in 2012 (:
Oohvintage  7/16/2013
My name is Darlene. It is dated and I have hated it my whole life. I was named after a girl on the Mickey Mouse club, the one from the 50's, so yes. It is old. I am in my 40's but I wear jeans not elastic waist bands. There was a character on the show Head of the Class named Darlene and of course, Roseanne. In school, kids did call me Darlin. It is misspelled as Darline. But, it is so unheard of that most people do not forget it. I'm also a redhead so with both, I don't get lost in a crowd.
Darlene17  7/15/2014
In Abbott & Costello's 1952 'Jack and the Beanstalk' film, this is the alias used by Princess Eloise Larkin when she is pretending not to be a princess.
Feorsteorra  7/11/2015
Darlene means "Dear little one", which is also where the word Darling comes from. It's an old fashioned name but has served me well. I was supposed to be named Melanie or Melody, but my Dad was hospitalized and his nurse was very kind to him so my parents named me after her. I grew up in the South, so I never knew if people knew my name or were just calling me Darlin. I can't imagine being called Melanie or Melody, I'm happy with my name, it suits me.
Darlene33  7/20/2015
My name is Darlene... although I always hated my name as a child... I realize no other name could suit me... my grandmother chose the name for me... it gives me uniqueness... when you see me and hear my name I am hard to forget... I stand out Red Haired, Blue eyed Darlene!
Darlaqueen  8/23/2015
The name Darlene is sooo CUTE! I love this pretty name. ^____^
― Anonymous User  10/12/2015
I agree entirely.
StrattonO  12/5/2016
The name Darlene was given to 158 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
More "famous" by association: Darlene Wilson, mother of Samuel Thomas Wilson aka Falcon aka Captain America in Marvel Comics.
Feorsteorra  11/25/2016
I think Darlene is a beautiful, sweet, and fantastic name. I don't understand why you all despise it so much.
StrattonO  12/5/2016
Why are you all complaining about how dated it is? What's wrong with something being dated?
StrattonO  12/5/2016
The name has been around since the beginning of the 20th century.
StrattonO  1/22/2017
Come on, it isn't as bad as the things our generation has created (Nevaeh, Kaylee, Braylyn, etc.).
― Anonymous User  7/2/2017
Darlene Diebler Rose was an amazing missionary to Papua New Guinnea. She was interred as a prisoner of war during WWII. You can read her autobiography called "Evidence Not Seen" or hear her story on Focus on the Family. Because of this amazing lady we are considering it for our daughter. What a beautiful meaning too, "darling".
Mrs Arpino  7/5/2017
My name is Darlene and I loathed it growing up. My mother was very young, barely 16 when she had me, and it was arranged that I would be adopted after birth.

After I was born and was in the nursery, my grandmother asked my grandfather if they could keep me because I was so darling. He agreed but he got to decide on my name. He chose to name me Darlene due to being so darling. He cried every time he shared this memory with me. I miss him dearly and I love my name more than ever, simply because of this story. As I have gotten older, I have an understanding and appreciate the sentiment behind my name. And it truly is a beautiful name. It might be old fashioned but that is the new "in"... Ruby, Grace, and Hazel are some great examples that are making a come back?!?
― Anonymous User  9/29/2017
My name is Darlenee and I can spell LEARNED with my full first name. I have a very powerful name. God scrambled my name in the bible to show how much this world thinks they know... God makes no mistakes.
dhughe15  10/16/2017
Darlene Alderson is a character on the American TV Series Mr. Robot, portrayed by Carly Chaikin.
crhecht  12/2/2017
Could be on the romantic names list, with Amy, Amanda, Rose, David and Valentine.
Hushpuppy  1/26/2018
This name makes me think of that lady who stabbed her two sons to death and tried to make it look like a intruder did it. I'm put off from this name because of that.
Luvbug86  3/23/2018

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