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What does Harlow mean?

Harlow Pronunciation of Harlow [har-low] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Harlow is "army hill". Place name. Musician Arlo Guthrie.

Associated with: old english, army (warrior), hill (mountain).


Harlow has 4 variants: Arlo, Harlo, Harloe and Harlow.

3 more relations via Arlo: Arlow, Arlowe and Arrlo.

Creative forms:
(male) Hanlow, Haslow, ..

(female) Harlia, Harlog, ..

Middle name pairings:
Harlow Colin (H.C.), ..

How popular is Harlow?

Harlow is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2975 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Harlow reached its highest rank of #1042 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Harlow is Arlo (#502 in recent rankings). Other forms, like Arrlo, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Harlow was at its apex in 2015 (adoption of 0.03%). Arlo is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harlow, Arlo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Harlow is pronounced similarly to Harlea, Harlee, Harley, Harli, Harlie, Harly, Hurlee, Hurley and Hurly. Other recommended names are Barlow, Barlowe, Barrlow (see Barlow), Bartow, Carlo, Carlos, Carlow, Carlowe (see Carlow), Darrow, Fallow, Farlow, Hardon, Harel, Harlan, Harlen, Harlin, Harlyn, Harmon, Haron, Haroon, Harrel, Karlo, Karlos, Marloe, Marlon, Marlow, Marlowe and Yarrow. These names tend to be more commonly used than Harlow.

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