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Actually this is my name and I have recently been trying to find out its meaning. From what I have found it seems to have originated from the Bible and the name JOSEPH, which is my fathers name, and it is said to mean God shall add and she who shall increase.
-- JoJoe  1/4/2005
I have come to find that this name means God shall add and she who shall increase. I have heard from friends who believe this means that a person who has this name will strive for their best until they finally reach their goal. I believe it means the person will see the good in things and through it all still strive to better herself as a person until she has reached her best, probably because that's what I try to do. Still, I guess we will all have our own impression of everything because no two people think exactly alike all of the time. Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts.
-- JoJoe  1/4/2005
'Jolene' is a famous song by the fantastic Dolly Parton!
-- cyndi  3/23/2005
Other than the biblical definition, Jolene has also been derived from the French word "jolie", which means pretty.
-- JoRein  3/31/2005
The White Stripes (with Jack White singing) cover Dolly Parton's song "Jolene".
-- Laurea  7/29/2006
I knew someone once with this name and she wasn't a very nice person at all, kind of turned me off this name.
-- Anonymous User  10/10/2006
My name is Jolene, and I've always thought of it as unique but very plain, almost even dismissable. From what I have gathered, it means "he/the Lord will increase;" however, someone else commented saying it meant "she will increase," and women with this name strive for their best until they reach that goal. That is so entirely me. I'm a senior in high school and have always killed myself to reach a sort or perfection. I also believe that I like it spelled better as "Joleen." To me, it looks more feminine. Neither are very fun to write. They're kind of dull.
-- Anonymous User  11/12/2006
I despise names that end in lene, even though I have a family member with the name Jolene.
-- bellaboo  12/27/2006
"Jolene" is a Ray Lamontagne song.
-- Surreal  1/20/2007
Jolene is a modern creation and has nothing to do with the Bible. (says the agnostic - but anyway it is pretty, but stop getting these ideas that EVERY name is religious!)
-- Anonymous User  1/20/2007
As pertaining to the last comment, Jolene is fairly modern or maybe it has existed prior but there were not as many records. But Jolene does seem to have originated from Joe or Joseph. Since Jo comes from Joseph or Josephine. Joseph is from the bible so that's probably where they're getting it from. And I like this name but I don't like names that end with lene or een.
-- roxhai  3/6/2007
It's a relatively new name, I don't think it existed prior to the 20th century and it's definitely not Biblical. It's origins ARE probably with Joseph and its variants, but names DERIVED from Biblical names are not Biblical in themselves.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2007
A famous bearer is actress Jolene Blalock, born 5 March 1975, San Diego, California.
-- Maggie_Simpson  7/11/2007
It can be used as a form of "Josephine."
-- Anonymous User  9/2/2007
This sounds like the name of a beautiful, yet very dumb and naive country girl with long, dark brown hair.
-- slight night shiver  4/25/2008
I knew someone who pronounced it more like the French word jolie, ZHO-lene.
-- DISK  11/16/2008
I cannot hear this name without thinking of Dolly Parton's song! It's a pretty name but not on my 'future daughter's name' list. It sounds like a lady who wears a red business suit with thick rimmed red glasses to match and always has her medium blonde hair in a bun.
-- _0TophasNails_1  1/7/2009
All I think of is that Dolly Parton song everything I hear this name.
-- Alora  1/2/2010
My friend has the same name but it's spelled differently. Her name is spelled Jolenne. I think it is an awesome name and really pretty.
-- Ray-lauren  4/10/2010
Ahh, Jolene is one of my guilty pleasures. It's very, very pretty, but it's also very modern and most people have the impression that this name is for hicks only. It reminds me of the White Stripes' cover of Dolly Parton's song, as I've never heard the original.
I always thought this name was fit for a beautiful but wicked woman with "flaming locks of auburn hair, with ivory skin and eyes of emerald green."
It's always seemed "mystical" or magical to me, and it is so, so very pretty.
-- DaphneSusan  2/15/2011
Jolene is also the title of a song by the Weepies.
-- akaZsa  3/20/2011
"Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jo-leeeeene, I'm beggin' of you please don't take my man..."
I'm sorry, but the Dolly Parton song is ALL I can think of. The name is so pretty, and I wish I could hear the name without singing that song in my head, but I can't.
-- noribori  7/7/2011
I love Dolly Parton, but all I can think of is "man-stealing slut" when I hear this name. Sorry, folks.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2012
What a horrible, ugly redneck name.
-- Bonquiqui  6/1/2012
Well I've never heard of the Dolly Parton song, but I do know a very pretty song by Ray Lamontagne called Jolene. I'm still indifferent on the name though.
-- Anonymous User  3/25/2013
I read a lot of comments that it is a hillbilly or redneck name. I've never heard that before. Everyone has always told me it was a pretty name. (my name is Jolene) people used to sing the Dolly Parton song to me. It used to bug me but not anymore, I rather like it now! ^_^
-- eneloj  4/10/2014

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