What does Arlen mean?
Arlen /ar-len/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Arlen) is pronounced AR-len. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Arlen is "pledge, oath".
Arlen has 1 feminine form: Arlene.Kreatif forms: Amlen, Arlenao, Avlen. [more]
How popular is Arlen?
Arlen is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1134 out of 1220, Top 93%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#43708 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Arlen for boys. Arlen was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #496 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Arlen and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Arlen listed in the Top 1000 are Arlan and Arlin. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.246%) and are now much less widespread, with the version Arlen becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Arlen▼ is 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.