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What does Arlen mean?

Arlen Pronunciation of Arlen 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".



VARIANTS Arlan, Arland, Arlando, Arlenn, Arles, Arlin, Arlyn, Arllen, Arrlen


(male) Ablen, ..

(female) Arlia, ..

Arlen Andy (A.A.), ..

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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Arlen was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its apex rank of #450 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Arlen listed in the Top 2000 are Arlan, Arland, Arlin and Arlyn. These forms of Arlen were at the top of their popularity 9 decades ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arlen, Arlan, Arland, Arlin, Arlyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Arlen is pronounced similarly to Orlan and Orlin. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Able, Aden, Adler, Ailean, Alan, Alec, Aled, Alek, Alen, Alex, Allcen, Allen, Allin, Allon, Alon, Alten, Alven, Ameen, Aran, Arden, Arel, Aren, Arend, Ares, Arian, Arien, Arjen, Arjun, Arlea, Arley, Arlow, Arly, Arman, Armen, Armin, Arnel, Arnet, Arran, Arrden, Arren, Arsen, Arseni, Arseno (see Arsenio), Arun, Arvon, Arvyn, Aryeh, Aryel, Aryon, Asen, Ashlen, Aslan, Atlea, Auben, Auden, Bren, Brien, Dalen, Emlen, Freen, Galen, Glen, Halen, Harlen, Irven, Jalen, Kalen, Marlen, Merlen, Nolen, Olen, Oren and Orren. These names tend to be less commonly used than Arlen.

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