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What does Harlene mean?

Harlene Pronunciation of Harlene [har-lene] as a name for girls has its root in Old English, and the name Harlene means "hare meadow; rock meadow". Harlene is a variant form of Harley (Old English): from hara "hare".

Associated with: old english, meadow, rock.


Harlene has 1 variant: Harleen.

7 more related forms via Harley: Arlee, Harlea, Harlee, Harleigh, Harli, Harlie and Harly.

Creative forms:
(female) Halene, Haylene, ..

(male) Haren, Harlep, ..

Middle name pairings:
Harlene Reagan (H.R.), ..

How popular is Harlene?

Harlene is an uncommon first name for women. Harlene is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Harlene was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #1097 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Arlee, Harlee (#850 from current records), Harleen, Harleigh (#1050), Harley (#281) and Harlie (#1509) are the prominent alternative forms of Harlene listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Harlea, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Harlene is well-received among parents today (adoption of 0.1%). Harley has historically been popular among parents, although Harlee seems to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harlene, Arlee, Harlee, Harleigh, Harley, Harlie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arlene, Cailene, Carlee, Carlen, Carlena, Carlene, Carline, Carlyne, Charlene, Corlene, Dalene, Darleane, Darlena, Darlene, Darline, Darlyne, Darylene, Earldene (see Earla), Earlena, Earlene, Earline, Erlene, Gaylene, Hailee, Haroldene, Harolyn, Haylee, Helene, Hellene, Jaylene, Kaelene, Kailene, Kalene, Karene, Karlee, Karlen, Karlena, Karlene, Karline, Karlyne, Kaylene, Laraene, Lurlene, Marcene, Marilene, Marlane, Marlee, Marleene, Marlele, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Marleni, Marlenn (see Marlin), Marlenne, Marline, Marlyne, Maylene, Myrlene, Orlene, Paulene, Raelene, Raylene, Sarene, Sharlene, Starlene, Talene, Valene and Verlene. These names tend to be more commonly used than Harlene.

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