What does Harlan mean?
Harlan is a very prominent first name for men (#580 out of 1220, Top 47%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#3109 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Harlan for boys. Harlan reached its highest position of #284 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is at #936 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Harlan and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Harlan (#936 in 2014) are Harlen and Harland. This boy name reached the height of its popularity during 1920-1929 and has become much less popular since, with the versions Harland and Harlan becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)