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What does Arla mean?

Arla Pronunciation of Arla [ar-la] as a girls' name is an alternate form of Arlene: modern coinage of unclear origin.


Arla has 3 variants: Arlee, Arlie and Arly.

19 more alternative forms via Arlene: Arlan, Arlana, Arlean, Arleana, Arleen, Arleena, Arlen, Arlena, Arleta, Arletha, Arletta, Arlina, Arlinda, Arline, Arlyn, Arlyne, Arlynn, Lena and Lina.

Creative forms:
(female) Arlai, Arta, ..

(male) Arill, Arle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arla Angie (A.A.), ..

How popular is Arla?

Arla is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2625 out of 4276, Top 61%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Arla entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #960 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arla name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arla outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Arlean, Arlee, Arleen, Arlena, Arlene (#1376 in 2015), Arleta, Arletha, Arletta, Arlie, Arlinda, Arline, Arly, Arlyn, Arlyne, Lena (#272) and Lina (#857) are the popular varying forms of Arla. Other forms, like Arlen, are uncommon. These forms of Arla were favored by parents a century ago (median #1432) and are now much less conventional (#1794, down 79%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arla, Arlean, Arlee, Arleen, Arlena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arlene, Arleta, Arletha, Arletta, Arlie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arlinda, Arline, Arly, Arlyn, Arlyne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Arla is pronounced similarly to Airlea, Airlia, Arely, Arlea, Arley, Earla, Erla, Orla, Orlagh, Orlee, Orli and Orrla. Other recommended names are Abila, Ada, Adala, Afia, Aila, Aja, Ala, Alala, Alba, Ali, Alla, Alma, Alya, Amia, Amma, Anja, Ara, Arbela, Arda, Ardah, Ardra, Arela, Areli, Arella, Aria, Ariela, Ariza, Arna, Arya, Aryn, Arza, Asa, Asma, Atha, Ayla, Azha, Azia, Azra, Cala, Cela, Darla, Dela, Dila, Eila, Ella, Eula, Gala, Iola, Jola, Karla, Lila, Lyla, Mila, Nela, Nyla, Ola, Olla, Orela, Perla, Sula, Tula, Ula and Ulla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Arla.

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