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What does Arlin mean?

Arlin /ar-lin/ 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.

Associated with: gaelic


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

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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Aalin, Arlinney, ..

(female) Arlia, Arlinna, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Arlin for boys. 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. (2014 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.

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 84 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.