Arla - girls name

Arla name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Arla name meaning:

The name Arla is of Danish origin and has various meanings associated with it. One interpretation of the name is "early bird" or "eagle." This meaning suggests qualities of strength, independence, and sharpness. It may also symbolize a free-spirited nature, as eagles are known for their soaring flight and ability to navigate vast distances.

Another possible meaning of the name Arla is "from the hare's meadow." This interpretation highlights a connection to nature and the outdoors. It evokes a sense of tranquility, agility, and grace, as hares are known for their swift movements and adaptability.

In addition to these meanings, the name Arla may carry personal significance for individuals and their families. It can be seen as a unique and distinct name, offering a sense of individuality and originality. Ultimately, the true meaning and significance of the name Arla will be shaped by the experiences, personality, and character of the girl who bears it.

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

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Overall UK ranking: 339 out of 5581

140 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (205)

Historical popularity of Arla

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