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Arlen (girl)

What does Arlen mean?

Arlen Pronunciation of Arlen [arlen] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Arlen) is an alternate spelling of Arlene: modern coinage of unclear origin.


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

14 more different relations via Arlene: Arla, Arlana, Arleana, Arlee, Arleena, Arlena, Arleta, Arletha, Arletta, Arlette, Arlie, Arlina, Arlinda and Arly.

Creative forms:
(female) Arilen, Atlen, ..

(male) Arlesh, Arlom, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arlen Hailey (A.H.), ..

How popular is Arlen?

Arlen is a rare given name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#43708 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Arlen (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Arla, Arlean, Arlee, Arleen, Arlena, Arlene (#1376 the previous year), Arleta, Arletha, Arletta, Arlette (#1663), Arlie, Arlinda, Arline, Arly, Arlyn and Arlyne. Usage of these relations of Arlen reached its peak during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3%) and has become much reduced since, with versions like Arleen becoming less fashionable. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Arlen is alike in pronunciation to Arlenne, Earleen, Earlene, Erlene, Erline and Orlene. Other suggested similar names are Adeen, Adrien, Ailee, Ailey, Ailyn, Aireen, Airlea, Aleen, Alena, Alene, Alex, Aley, Allcen, Alle, Alleen, Allena, Allene, Alles, Alley, Allyn, Anwen, Ardea, Ardeen, Arden, Ardena, Ardene, Ardin, Aren, Arena, Arene, Argene, Arie, Arin, Arjean, Arlea, Arlenna (see Arlinda), Arlet, Arleth, Arley, Arlys, Armen, Arwen, Arwyn, Aryn, Ashlen, Aspen, Aven, Ayden, Ayleen, Aylin, Belen, Breen, Bren, Calen, Carlen, Elen, Ellen, Galen, Glen, Helen, Ireen, Iren, Kalen, Karlen, Kylen, Nolen, Treen, Valen and Wren. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arlen.

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