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What does Harlen mean?

Harlen Pronunciation of Harlen [harlen] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the name Harlen means "grey land; hare land". Harlen is a version of Harlan (Old English).

Associated with: old english.


Harlen has 4 variants: Harlenn, Harlin, Harlyn and Harlynn.

1 more alternative form via Harlan: Harland.

Creative forms:
(male) Harhen, Herlen, ..

(female) Haren, Harhes, ..

Middle name pairings:
Harlen Leopold (H.L.), ..

How popular is Harlen?

Harlen is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#56246 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Harlen was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #881 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harlen name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Harlan (#823 in 2015), Harland and Harlin are the prominent alternative forms of Harlen. Other variants, like Harlyn, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Harlen reached its peak a century ago (average #777) and is now much lower, with the version Harland becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harlen, Harlan, Harland, Harlin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harlen and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barden, Caelen, Carden, Carsen, Dallen, Daren, Darien, Earley, Farlee, Farley, Galen, Garen, Garlan, Garlen, Garlend, Garren, Garwen, Hadlea (see Hadley), Hadley, Hagen, Haglea (see Hagley), Haglee, Halden, Halen, Haley, Hallem, Hallen, Halten (see Halton), Hamlen, Hamlet, Hamlin, Hanlea, Hanlee, Harben, Harbin, Harden, Hardon, Hardwen (see Hardwin), Harkan, Harken, Harkin, Harley, Harman, Harmon, Haroun, Harper, Harrel, Harte, Harun, Harvee, Hayden, Haylan, Hayley, Howlen, Hurlee, Jalen, Jaylen, Karlan, Karle, Karlsen, Laren, Larsen, Marden, Marlea, Marlin, Marten, Merlen, Naren, Parken, Tarren, Varden, Varten, Warden, Warley and Yarley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Harlen.

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