Harlan - boys name

Harlan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 88%

Harlan name meaning:

The name Harlan is of English origin and has a rich history. It is derived from two elements: "hara," meaning hare, and "land," meaning land or territory. Together, the name Harlan can be interpreted as "hare's land" or "land of the hares."

The name Harlan has a strong and masculine feel to it, evoking images of nature and wildlife. The hare is often associated with swiftness and agility, symbolizing a person who is quick-witted and nimble. The land element suggests a connection to the earth and a sense of groundedness. Therefore, the name Harlan may be associated with traits such as intelligence, adaptability, and a strong connection to the natural world.

In addition to its literal meaning, the name Harlan carries a sense of strength and resilience. It has a timeless quality that has made it a popular choice for boys over the years. Whether one chooses the name Harlan for its literal meaning or its broader connotations, it is a name that carries a sense of character and individuality.

Origin: German

From the Army.



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Overall UK ranking: 577 out of 4789

66 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 Harlan

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