Arlene Name Meaning & Origin

Arlene

Pronunciation: ahr-LEEN (key)

Origin of the name Arlene:

Modern name apparently modeled after names such as Darlene or Marlene.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Arleen, Arlie, Arline, Arly

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My Grandma's name is Arlene. Her middle name is Rose, after her Mother. She is a beautiful woman..always was. She Has blonde hair and blue eyes and is of Hungarian descent. She married her high-school sweetheart and was extremely popular throughout high-school (on the front page alongside my late grandfather!)

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Nicknames for Arlene

Arly, Arlie

Meanings and history of the name Arlene

Invented by Michael Balfe for the lead role in his opera "The Bohemian Girl" (1843). May be seen as a form of Arlen, Irish Gaelic for "promise".

Famous real-life people named Arlene

Arlene Francis, American actress and quiz show panelist
Arlene Dahl, American actress and columnist
Arlene Golonka, America actress
Arlene Phillips, professional dancer and theatre choreographer
Arlene Semeco, Venezuelan freestyle swimmer

Arlene in song, story & screen

Arlene, a fictional character in The X-Files
"Arlene", 1985 song by American country music artist Marty Stuart
Arlene, girlfriend of Garfield in the eponymous comic strip

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