Arla - girls name

Arla name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Arla name meaning:

Origin: Swedish

The exact origin of Arla is not clear and it may come from several sources. One widely cited suggestion is it comes from a Swedish word which translates as 'early'.

Other possibilities are that it is a variant of Carlene, Charlene or even Charlotte. All these names have the male Charles as a root - which in fact means simply 'man'.

A pretty name, one possible downside of the Arla is it is one of the biggest dairy companies in the UK!

Related names

Carlene , Arla , Arleana, Arleena, Arleene, Arlena, Arlenna, Arlyne

Other girls names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 339 out of 5581

140 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (205)

Historical popularity of Arla

The graph below shows the popularity of the girls's name Arla from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Arla in 2023