What does Harlan mean?
Harlan [har-lan] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Harlan is "grey land; hare land". Place name from Harland, from hâr "grey" or hara "hare", and land "cleared land". The name is used in the US in honor of Judge John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911), a defender of civil rights.
Harlan has 1 feminine form: Harleen.Kreatif forms:
(male) Halan, Hamlan, ..
(female) Harhan, Harlania, ..
How popular is Harlan?
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 (#3084 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Harlan for boys. Harlan reached its highest position of #276 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #936 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Harlan (#936 in recent rankings) are Harlin, Harland and Harlen. These forms of Harlan were favored as baby names in the 1920s (median #777) and have become much less common since, with versions such as Harlan becoming somewhat outmoded.
Recommended names are Aaran, Arlan, Caelan, Calan, Callan▲, Carolan, Daelan, Daran, Darian, Darran, Daylan, Faelan, Farlay, Farran, Galan, Garan, Garland▼, Garlen, Garllan, Garlyn, Garman, Garvan, Haddan, Hagan, Hakan, Hallam, Hallen, Hamlen, Hamlin, Hamlyn, Hanan, Hannan, Harben, Harden, Hardon, Harkan, Harken, Harkin, Harlea, Harlee, Harley▼, Harlie, Harlo, Harlow, Harmann, Harmen, Harmon▼, Haron, Haroon, Haroun, Harpal, Hartman, Hasan, Haydan, Haylan, Hernan, Howlan, Jalan, Jaran, Jarman, Jarran, Jaylan▼, Kaelan, Kalan, Karlin, Karman, Larran, Marlan, Marland, Marlen, Marlin▼, Marlon, Tallan, Tarran and Waylan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Harlan.