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: Hamlan, Harhan, Hazlan. [more]
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 #284 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #936 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Harlan (#936 in recent rankings) are Harlen and Harland. These forms of Harlan were favored as baby names during the years 1920-1929 (median #621) and are somewhat less common today (#978, ▼94.4%), with the versions Harland and Harlan becoming less stylish. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Harlan and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
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