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Is your first name Darla?

Updated on November 13, 2010

The Name Darla is English in Origin and Means: "Dear, Loved One"

My name has always stood out. It's not Darlene, it's not Carla, but I always have and always will be called both. Darla was a moderately popular name in the 1950's but it seems to have been around for at least 20-30 years at that time.

Darla of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame was interesting to me, since she was supposed to be living in the 1400's or 1500's (I can't recall, please Buffy fans help me out here!) Darla was the first character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer to slay a vampire, and that's pretty darn cool.

Before vampire killing and the later on vampire Darla played by Julie Benz, the only Darla people seemed to think of when they heard my name was Darla Hood, Alfalfa's girlfriend on The Little Rascals. "Are you Alfalfa's girlfriend?!? Hee hee hee!" Oh yeah, really funny - I'm all bent over in co-laughter here.

The next media Darla-ing was Darla (Darler in Aussie parlance), the bratty frenzied girl who yelled "wake up, fishie!!!" in the Disney movie, Finding Nemo. I sway between love and hate for that character. But I'm happy that there's finally more Darlas to take away the syrupy sweet image of the Little Rascals girl, although deep in my heart I love her.

This page is dedicated to everyone with the name Darla.
Everything about the name Darla! If you have a website and your name is Darla, get in touch with me so I can add your link to this page.


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Meaning and Origin of the Name Darla

and the Name's Outlook

Darla is English in Origin and Means: "Dear, Loved One". Short form of the name Darlene.

The outlook for this name is poor, judging by the ranking of the name on BabyNames. com. If your name is Darla and you want it to be more popular, it's time to get a vote in!

Famous & Almost Famous Darlas

Darla (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) a character from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and spin off series Angel

"Darla" (Angel episode) an episode of television series Angel

Darla Crane, a bondage model

Darla Baker, an American fashion model

Darla Dimple, a character in Cats Don't Dance

Darla Dixon (myself), an artist and illustrator

Darla Hood - character in the Our Gang short films of the 1930's and 1940's

Darla Records, a record label

Darla Shine, book author

Can't get enough Darla Stuff!

Artists named Darla

I don't know if it's my imagination or what, but over most of the last 10 years, whenever I've typed in Darla in the search engines to see who I find, I tend to find artists. I don't know if it has anything to do with the name Darla or not, but it certainly is interesting, even if it is just coincidence...

Great Darla Stuff on eBay

I just put the word Darla in for search reasons, this will automatically update. I'm not personally choosing these items but let's see what comes up. That was my hint that you should come back to my page on a daily basis, or at least weekly. I hope you picked up on that hint.


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