Arlen - boys name

Arlen name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 87%

Arlen name meaning:

The name Arlen is of Celtic origin and is predominantly used for boys. It has several possible meanings, each with its own significance. One interpretation suggests that Arlen means "pledge" or "promise," implying a sense of commitment and trustworthiness. This meaning aligns with the idea of Arlen being a dependable and reliable person who holds true to their word.

Another interpretation of Arlen derives from the Irish Gaelic word "ardghail," meaning "valor" or "noble." This connotation suggests that the name represents someone courageous and distinguished, embodying qualities of honor and bravery.

The name Arlen is relatively uncommon and has a certain uniqueness to it, which may appeal to parents seeking a distinctive and meaningful name for their baby boy. With its potential meanings of "pledge," "promise," "valor," or "noble," Arlen carries a sense of responsibility, integrity, and strength, making it a suitable choice for parents looking to bestow these qualities upon their child.

Origin: Celtic


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Overall UK ranking: 641 out of 4789

57 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Arlen

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