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What does Arlin mean?

Arlin Pronunciation of Arlin [ar-lin] as a name for boys is of Gaelic derivation, and Arlin means "pledge, oath". Arlin is a version of Arlen (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic.


Arlin has 5 variants: Arlan, Arlenn, Arllen, Arlyn and Arrlen.

3 more relations via Arlen: Arland, Arlando and Arles.

Creative forms:
(male) Aalin, Atlin, ..

(female) Arlia, Arril, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arlin Jakari (A.J.), ..

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. Demographics)

Arlin was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #730 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Arlin listed in the Top 2000 are Arlyn, Arlen, Arland and Arlan. These forms of Arlin reached the apex of their popularity 85 years ago (median #792).

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

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

Similar Names

Arlin is pronounced similarly to Orlan and Orlin. Other suggested similar names are Adlin, Adrain, Ailin, Albin, Aldin, Alen, Alic, Alin, Alix, Allan, Allen, Allin, Aloin, Alon, Alvin, Alwin, Antin, Arden, Ardin, Ardon, Ari, Arian, Aric, Arik, Arin, Aris, Arjen, Arjun, Arlie, Arliss, Arlo, Arlow, Armen, Armin, Arn, Arni, Arnon, Arren, Arric, Arrin, Arrio, Arvie, Arvin, Arvis, Arvon, Arwin, Ashlin, Aslan, Aswin, Atli, Aubin, Berlin, Brain, Bruin, Burlin, Colin, Crain, Edlin, Emlin, Ermin, Ernin, Ervin, Erwin, Galin, Glin, Harlin, Irwin, Jalin, Karlin, Merlin, Nalin, Orsin and Talin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arlin.

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