Meaning:pledge, promise; free spirit
Arlene is a girl's name of Gaelic origin, meaning "promise" or "pledge." It may also be a derivative of Charlene which means "free spirit." By combining these two sentiments, you can inspire baby Arlene to keep their word and stay true to their adventurous nature. With alternatives including Arleen and Arleyne, you have plenty of choices when it comes to spelling. You can also create a sweet nickname for your daughter by shortening Arlene to Arly or Lena.
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