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Harlan

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How popular is the baby name Harlan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1881 13 0 13
1882 8 0 8
1883 5 0 5
1884 14 0 14
1885 10 0 10
1886 12 0 12
1887 8 0 8
1888 14 0 14
1889 14 0 14
1890 13 0 13
1891 8 0 8
1892 12 0 12
1893 10 0 10
1894 17 0 17
1895 12 0 12
1896 12 0 12
1897 21 0 21
1898 11 0 11
1899 21 0 21
1900 19 0 19
1901 20 0 20
1902 24 0 24
1903 16 0 16
1904 31 0 31
1905 25 0 25
1906 24 0 24
1907 35 0 35
1908 31 0 31
1909 33 0 33
1910 41 0 41
1911 63 0 63
1912 101 0 101
1913 140 0 140
1914 211 0 211
1915 266 0 266
1916 294 0 294
1917 268 0 268
1918 321 0 321
1919 307 0 307
1920 331 0 331
1921 415 0 415
1922 387 0 387
1923 432 0 432
1924 518 0 518
1925 477 7 470
1926 407 0 407
1927 427 0 427
1928 435 0 435
1929 356 0 356
1930 425 0 425
1931 424 0 424
1932 436 0 436
1933 365 0 365
1934 393 0 393
1935 388 0 388
1936 400 0 400
1937 332 0 332
1938 379 0 379
1939 349 0 349
1940 301 0 301
1941 352 0 352
1942 356 0 356
1943 352 0 352
1944 281 0 281
1945 322 0 322
1946 335 0 335
1947 335 0 335
1948 319 0 319
1949 315 0 315
1950 273 0 273
1951 301 0 301
1952 317 0 317
1953 273 0 273
1954 273 0 273
1955 298 0 298
1956 253 0 253
1957 267 0 267
1958 243 0 243
1959 218 0 218
1960 234 0 234
1961 228 0 228
1962 236 0 236
1963 204 0 204
1964 195 0 195
1965 167 0 167
1966 146 0 146
1967 152 0 152
1968 141 0 141
1969 121 0 121
1970 139 0 139
1971 110 0 110
1972 115 0 115
1973 93 0 93
1974 72 0 72
1975 94 0 94
1976 94 0 94
1977 82 0 82
1978 77 0 77
1979 89 0 89
1980 85 0 85
1981 95 0 95
1982 92 0 92
1983 68 0 68
1984 64 0 64
1985 72 0 72
1986 65 0 65
1987 68 0 68
1988 67 0 67
1989 57 0 57
1990 89 0 89
1991 75 0 75
1992 65 0 65
1993 63 0 63
1994 76 0 76
1995 77 0 77
1996 51 0 51
1997 53 0 53
1998 75 0 75
1999 59 0 59
2000 82 0 82
2001 63 0 63
2002 66 0 66
2003 68 0 68
2004 58 0 58
2005 74 5 69
2006 88 0 88
2007 88 0 88
2008 134 9 125
2009 148 7 141
2010 174 17 157
2011 174 15 159
2012 193 16 177
2013 270 20 250
2014 245 21 224
2015 304 33 271

Want to know about the popularity of the Harlan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23,007 babies born with the name Harlan in the United States. That's more than enough Harlans to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Harlan" was in 1924 with a total of 518 babies.

According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Harlan" ranks #77 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 56 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1935. Across the entire United States a total of 388 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Harlan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Harlan as well as things modernly associated with the name Harlan such as celebrities named Harlan.

Origin and Meaning of Harlan

The name "Harlan" is of English origin, and it means "Dweller by the boundary wood". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Inspirations for the Name Harlan

Harlan Coben
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Harlan Kentucky
Harlan Motors
Harlan Flats
Harlan Krumholz
Harlan Ellison
Harlan Crow

Alternative Meanings

H is for hand, that you always give.

A is for activities, for you have many.

R is for realist, the way you are.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nalrah". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Alhran". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Harlan born Jun 14, 1977

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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