What does Arlin mean?
Arlin /ar-lin/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Gaelic derivation, and Arlin means "pledge, oath". Arlin is a version of Arlen (Gaelic) with the suffix -in.
How popular is Arlin?
Arlin is a rare first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#78549 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Arlin for boys. Arlin was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #869 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular variation forms of Arlin listed in the Top 1000 are Arlen and Arlan. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.246%) and are now much less popular, with the form Arlen becoming less stylish. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Arlin and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Arlin is pronounced similarly to Orlan and Orlin. Other suggested similar baby names are Adlin, Ailin, Alin, Allin, Ardin, Arin, Arlie▼, Armin, Arrin, Arvin and Arwin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arlin.