in the U.S.
since 1880



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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 5 0 5
2000 10 5 5
2002 7 0 7
2003 17 6 11
2004 25 5 20
2005 33 0 33
2006 60 7 53
2007 65 14 51
2008 87 17 70
2009 126 40 86
2010 133 31 102
2011 116 28 88
2012 137 43 94
2013 215 55 160
2014 267 70 197
2015 290 89 201

Want to know about the popularity of the Harlem baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,593 babies born with the name Harlem in the United States. That's more than enough Harlems to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Harlem" was in 2015 with a total of 201 babies.

According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Harlem" is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2010. Across the entire United States a total of only 133 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Harlem popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Harlem in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess one of the most popular Illinois names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each region of the country.

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Other Inspirations for the Name Harlem

Harlem Children's Zone
Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Hellfighters
Harlem Nights
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance Poets
Harlem Shake
Harlem Shake Song
Harlem Wizards
Harlem New York

Alternative Meanings

H is for hardy, can't keep you down!

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

L is for luster, your shine.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

M is for melody, the song of life.

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

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Past life for Harlem born Dec 1, 1939

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ukraine approximately on 1125. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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