Arlen is a lovable name suitable for both boys and girls. Traditional in style, the name has a classic simplicity that keeps in relevant in popular culture. Arlen is the name of a character in the Fallout series, and Arlen was also a main character the Blake series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Arlen:

Old English: Hare land

Origin of the name Arlen:

Arlen originated as an adaption of the Anglo-Saxon surname Harland (or Horland). The name derived from the Old English words hare (meaning “large rabbit”) and len (meaning “grassland” or “grove”).

Symbolism of the name Arlen:

Arlen derives from the Anglo-Saxon surname Harland (meaning “hare land”). In Old English culture, the symbol of the hare was the lucky bunny egg. This symbol is a tribute to Ostara, the Germanic goddess of spring who transformed a bird into a hare that retained the ability to lay eggs.

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Gender of the name Arlen:

Arlen is a unisex baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Arlen:


Number of syllables in the name Arlen:


Emotion evoked from the name Arlen:

The name Arlen evokes feelings of abundance and bounty.

Alternative spellings for the name Arlen:

  • Arlin
  • Arlyn
  • Arlan

Nicknames for the name Arlen:

Popularity of the name Arlen:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Arlen was the 2,122nd most popular baby name for boys in 2020. Arlen was the 6,856th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Arlen:

Great middle names for Arlen and their meanings:

  • Ambrose (immortal)
  • Bevin (fair woman)
  • Channing (young wolf, church officiant, wise counsel)
  • Chetan (spirit, vigor, intelligence)
  • Declan (man of prayer, full of goodness)
  • Godfrey (God's peace)
  • Jermaine (brother)
  • Leslie (garden of holly)
  • Sinclair (pure, renowned, illustrious)
  • Tinsley (tin hill)
  • Tristan (tumult, outcry)
  • Wynn (friend, blessed, white, fair)

Famous people with the name Arlen:

  • Arlen Siu Bermúdez (singer)
  • Arlen López Cardona (Olympic boxer)
  • Arlen Ingolf Erdahl (politician)
  • Arlen Alexander Escarpeta (actor)
  • ArlenGrant (son of Olympic swimmer Dana Whitney Vollmer and Andy Grant)
  • Arlen Quincy Harris (football player)
  • Arlen Darryl Ness (motorcycle designer)
  • Arlen Roth (guitarist)

Arlen in popular culture:

  • Arlen (character in the Fallout series)
  • Arlen (antagonist of the Blake series)
  • Arlen, Texas (fictional setting of the King of the Hill series)
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