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Arlan (girl)

What does Arlan mean?

Arlan Pronunciation of Arlan [ar-lan] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Arlan) is a version of Arlene: modern coinage of unclear origin.


Arlan has 11 variants: Arlean, Arleen, Arleene, Arlen, Arleyne, Arliene, Arline, Arluene, Arlyn, Arlyne and Arlynn.

11 more relations via Arlene: Arla, Arlana, Arleana, Arlee, Arleena, Arlena, Arleta, Arlie, Arlina, Arlinda and Arly.

Creative forms:
(female) Adlan, Ailan, ..

(male) Aral, Aralas, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arlan Abriella (A.A.), ..

How popular is Arlan?

Arlan is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#139757 out of 150436, Top 93%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Arlan (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Arla, Arlean, Arlee, Arleen, Arlena, Arlene (#1376 in recent rankings), Arleta, Arlie, Arlinda, Arline, Arly, Arlyn and Arlyne. Adoption of these relations of Arlan was at its peak 85 years ago (usage of 0.33%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.01%, 98% less), with forms like Arline becoming less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arlene, Arleta, Arlie, Arlinda, Arline in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arlan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Arlan is alike in pronunciation to Arlenne, Erlene, Erline and Orlene. Other suggested similar names are Adan, Adlai, Adrian, Aeran, Aidan, Aila, Ailani, Ailyn, Ala, Alah, Alana, Alane, Alani, Alla, Allana, Allyn, Ara, Aram, Arda, Ardah, Arden, Ardin, Arela, Aren, Aria, Ariah, Ariana, Ariane, Arin, Arjane, Arjean, Arlea, Arlet, Arley, Arlys, Armani, Armen, Arna, Arwen, Arwyn, Arya, Aryana, Aryane, Aryn, Arza, Ashlan, Audan, Ayla, Aylin, Carlan, Dylan, Elan, Ellan, Fran, Jolan, Kalan and Nolan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Arlan.

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