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Darline is a slightly different spelling of the more common Darlene. Both names are modern American inventions that could be considered word names in a way. Either way, Darline has a sweet meaning that would appeal to new parents. Unfortunately, this version of the name hasn't been popular since the 1950s, so little Darline born today is more likely to have a grandmother with the name. Maybe it's time for a comeback? Pair Darline with a current top 50 middle name, like Ruby or Olivia, to bring it into the 21st century.

Meaning of the name Darline:

English: Darling, dear one

Origin of the name Darline:

Darline is an alternative spelling of Darlene, but both names are takes on the word “darling.” They are modern American inventions and can mean “darling” or “dear one.”

Symbolism of the name Darline:

Because of its meaning, Darline may offer symbolism to new parents as they are likely to see their baby as their little darling.

Style of the name Darline:


Gender of the name Darline:

Darline is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Darline:


Number of syllables in the name Darline:


Emotion evoked from the name Darline:

The baby name Darline evokes images of someone who is witty and has a quick mind.

Alternative spellings for the name Darline:

Nicknames for the name Darline:

  • Dara
  • Lina 
  • Darl
  • Darling
  • Darlie

Popularity of the name Darline:

According to the Social Security Administration, Darline was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States on and off between 1921 and 1950. It was most popular in 1933 when it ranked at number 624. It last ranked at number 981 in 1950.

Related names for the name Darline:

  • Dara
  • Lean
  • Darlina
  • Darice
  • Darolyn

Great middle names for Darline and their meanings:

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