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Arlo is an adorable name that was once solely used for boys. In modern times, however, it transitioned to a unisex option. As of 2020, Arlo is a top 300 name at rank 220.

Meaning of the name Arlo:

Irish: between two hills
English: between two hills

Origin of the name Arlo:

Arlo became popular after the release of the book “The Faerie Queene” in 1590. He created a place called Arlo Hill that he drew inspiration from Aherlow. Aherlow is a real town in Ireland.

Symbolism of the name Arlo:

The baby name Arlo dates back to the ancient Irish locality called Aherlow. Remember, Edmund Spenser drew inspiration from this town name for the setting of his book, Arlo Hill. Aherlow translates to “between two highlands” or “between two hills.”

Baby name Arlo

Style of the name Arlo:

Traditional

Gender of the name Arlo:

Arlo is a name for either gender, but it is more popular among boys.

Pronunciation of the name Arlo:

AHR-lo

Number of syllables in the name Arlo:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Arlo:

Arlo is kind-hearted and wholesome. It is youthful and free-spirited.

Alternative spellings for the name Arlo:

  • Arlow
  • Arlowe
  • Arloe
  • Arrlo
  • Arrloe
  • Arrlow
  • Arrlowe

Nicknames for the name Arlo:

  • Lo
  • Lolo
  • Arz
  • Ay
  • Arl

Popularity of the name Arlo:

Arlo was a top 1,000 name in America in 1900 and then again from 1910 to 1944. During the early twentieth century, it ranked highest in 1929 at number 675. Arlo came back to the top 1,000 list in 2011 at rank 991, however. As of 2020, it is a top 300 option at rank 220.

Related names for the name Arlo:

Great middle names for Arlo and their meanings:

  • Nash (dweller by the ash tree)
  • Jett (jet black)
  • Bryce (swift)
  • Wade (to go, river ford)
  • Madison (son of Matthew)
  • Ruby (deep red precious stone)
  • Eden (place of pleasure)
  • Fleur (flower)

Famous people with the name Arlo:

  • Arlo Clapp (daughter of Johnny Knoxville)
  • Arlo Brody (daughter of Adam Brody)
  • Arlo Guthrie (singer)
  • Arlo White (sports commentator)
  • Arlo Bates (novelist)

Arlos in popular culture:

  • Arlo Givens (character from “Justified”)
  • Arlo Higgins (character from “Sliders”)
  • Arlo Day (character from “Arlo and Janis”)
  • Arlo Pear (character from “Moving”)
  • Arlo (character from “Orange County”)
  • Arlo Glass (character from “24”)