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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 u see me and hear my name I am hard to forget...I stand out Red Haired Blue eyed Darlene!!
-- Darlaqueen  8/23/2015

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