arleene F

germanic
(*karlaz) (*harjaz *erlaz) (HERLEVA)

This is a combination (composed, blended name) of Charlene and Arlette. Carlene or Charlene is a female form of Charles, from the Germanic noun “*karlaz”, meaning "free man". In turn this name derives from the West Frankish name “Háriolus”, Pet form of Germanic names beginning with “her-“, meaning “army”. Arlette derives from the Old High German name “Herleva”, Latinized pet form of Germanic names containing the name element “*harjaz“ (army, army leader, commander, warrior) or "*erlaz” (nobleman, earl). This name is a character used by the writer Michael William Balfe in his 1843 novel “The bohemian girl”. The name may just be a variant of Charlene.

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