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Meaning and name origin

Arlen \a-rlen, ar-len\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Arlen), is pronounced AR-len. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Arlen is "pledge, oath".

Arlen has 9 variant forms: Arlan, Arland, Arlando, Arlenn, Arles, Arlin, Arlyn, Arllen and Arrlen.

There is 1 feminine form of Arlen: Arlene.


Arlen is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1134 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#75383 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Arlen for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Arlen name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Arlen and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Arlan, Arlen and Arlin. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Arlan, Arlen, Arlin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Arlen is also pronounced similarly to Orlan and Orlin. Other suggested similar baby names are Alen, Allen, Arden, Aren, Arien, Arjen, Arlea, Arley, Armen, Arren and Arsen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Arlen.


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