Darling

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Female/Male Both Genders Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

English name

Transferred use of the surname, originally an Old English byname meaning 'dear one', 'beloved one' (see also DYR 2) [1]

Related Names

Darling ♀/♂
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Darling
Genitive: Darlings
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Darling
Genitive: Darlingin
Partitive: Darlingia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Darling
Genitive: Darlings
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Darling
Genitive: Darlings

Further Information

In Finland and Norway, Darling is used as a female name. In Sweden it is used for both genders (preferably female though). In Denmark it is used as a male name. [2] [3] [4] [5]

Strongest Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[2]
10 90 8 69 2 21
Finland Finland[5]
n.a.
104
n.a.
101
n.a.
3
Denmark Denmark[3]
6
n.a.
1
n.a.
5
n.a.
Norway Norway[4]
5
n.a.
5
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[6]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Darling.


References

  1. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  3. 3.0 3.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  4. 4.0 4.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  6. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/