Harlan

Harlan - A very unique male name



  Mar 30,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Harlan, meaning rocky land, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #462. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Harlan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Harlan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Harlan. The baby boy name Harlan was given to 118 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1094 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 13,907 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Harlan peaked in popularity 93 years ago in 1924 on position 256.



Famous with this name

Harlan Arnold
Elisabeth Harlan
Harlan Briggs


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Harlan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Harlan is currently topping the baby name charts in Kentucky at position #577 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,883.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Harlan is where you live.


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Harlan origin and meaning

Harlan is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means rocky land. To see famous people named Harlan, pop culture references for the name Harlan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Harlan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Harlan, sorted by popularity.

Harland / Harlen / Harlon / Harlem / Harlin / Haralambos / Harlyn /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121094
20111276
20101180
20091253
20081573
20071832
20061885
20052481
20043483
20031939
20022260
20012335
20002040
19992447
19981932
19972267
19963246
19951722
19941786
19932234
19921926
19911394
19901396
19893147
19882073
19871522
19861215
19851145
19841429
19831704
19821015
1981960
19801027
19791018
19781428
19771209
1976966
1975863
19741208
1973998
1972876
1971866
1970704
1969770
1968694
1967633
1966624
1965589
1964572
1963565
1962519
1961535
1960538
1959542
1958522
1957486
1956496
1955436
1954441
1953428
1952393
1951404
1950423
1949387
1948384
1947376
1946356
1945332
1944350
1943327
1942322
1941315
1940328
1939304
1938285
1937307
1936271
1935276
1934273
1933270
1932258
1931263
1930276
1929299
1928271
1927273
1926288
1925263
1924256
1923271
1922285
1921276
1920321
1919321
1918320
1917340
1916306
1915331
1914310
1913381
1912385
1911476
1910462

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Kentucky577
Oregon578
Colorado674
Ohio722
South Carolina730
Washington852
Indiana858
Michigan868
Missouri894
North Carolina1009
Illinois1119
Texas1154
California1189
Pennsylvania1224
Florida1668
New York1883

Even more about Harlan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Harlan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Harlan?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1924
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Harlan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 13,907
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +118

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