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Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Pledge

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Arlen

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Arlen in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Arlen:

  • Records indicate that 4,397 boys in the United States have been named Arlen since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1934, when 206 people in the U.S. were given the name Arlen. Those people are now 86 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      1 Positive Comment

  • "I am a male; Mostly mispronounced and misspelled as "Arlene". Name is pronounced as "R-Len". Never met anyone else with this name. I like the unique name but it is annoying when it is mispronounced!" Jun. 4, 2017: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "21 year old black man named Arlen. A lot of people either call me Arlene or Arlend at first." Apr. 15, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am arlen and i am a female but fortunatly people call me arlen and nobody thing thah i'm a men" Apr. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Arlen and I am female. I know another Arlen female, too. I was born in the 60's. I hate being called "Arlene."" Nov. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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