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Female/Male Both Genders Name


Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish

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 ♀/♂ Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish


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


No recent statistics trend found in databases for Darling.

Sources: [2] [3] [4] [5]


  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