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Harlow is an English baby name. Harlow was primarily a boy’s name in the early 20th century but started to become popular as a girl’s name in 2009. Harlow is an alternative Harley and Marley.

Meaning of the name Harlow:

English: army hill, rock hill, temple mound

Origin of the name Harlow:

Harlow is an English unisex baby name that derives from an Old English surname for someone from an area in Essex, England.

Symbolism of the name Harlow:

Harlow is a place name that means “hill”. Hills were where villages were built as they were less prone to flooding during heavy rains.

Harlow baby name meaning and origin

Style of the name Harlow:


Gender of the name Harlow:

Harlow is both a boy's and a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Harlow:


Number of syllables in the name Harlow:


Emotion evoked from the name Harlow:

Harlow evokes feelings of refinement and intelligence.

Alternative spellings for the name Harlow:


Nicknames for the name Harlow:

  • Harry
  • Low
  • Ari

Popularity of the name Harlow:

According to the Social Security Administration, Harlow is a unisex baby name that popped into the top 1000 baby names a few times since 1900. As a boy’s name, it appeared on the top 1000 four times. As a girl’s name, it entered the top 1000 in 2009 and ranked #324 in 2020.

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Famous people with the name Harlow:

  • Harlow Shapley (American astronomer)
  • Harlow Giles Unger (American historian)
  • Harlow Herbert Curtice (American former CEO of GM)

Harlows in popular culture:

  • Harlow Edison (film, “The Gazebo”)
  • Bobbi Harlow (comic strip, “Bloom County”)
  • Clarissa Harlowe (literature, “Clarissa” by Samuel Richardson)
  • Red Harlow (video game, “Red Dead Revolver”)
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