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Meaning and name origin

Arlo \a-rlo, ar-lo\ as a boy's name is pronounced AR-loh. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Arlo is "barberry tree". Also Italian variant of Charles. Became popular in the early 1970s, possibly due to the fame of folksinger Arlo Guthrie.

Arlo has 3 variant forms: Arlow, Arlowe and Arrlo.

For more information, see also the related boy name Harlow.


Arlo is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Arlo for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Arlo name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Arlo and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Arlo and Charles. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Arlo, Charles in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arlo, Charles outside U.S.

Similar Names

Arlo is also pronounced similarly to Arlea, Arley, Arlie, Arly and Erly. Other suggested similar baby names are Arel, Ario, Arno, Arto, Aryo and Aurelo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arlo.


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