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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Arlan

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Alt. Meaning

A is for adaptable, whenever things change

R is for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

L is for loyalty, that you show.

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

Notable Persons Named Arlan

Arlan was born on November 28th, 1959 in Grand Haven, Michigan.

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Arlan Stangeland was a congressman. His career lasted from 1977 to 1991. Arlan was born on February 8th, 1930 in Fargo, North Dakota. He breathed his last breath on July 2nd, 2013.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 8 0 8
1913 9 0 9
1914 9 0 9
1915 11 0 11
1916 15 0 15
1917 9 0 9
1918 16 0 16
1919 13 0 13
1920 20 0 20
1921 27 0 27
1922 26 0 26
1923 23 0 23
1924 28 0 28
1925 25 0 25
1926 21 0 21
1927 33 0 33
1928 28 0 28
1929 33 0 33
1930 53 0 53
1931 48 0 48
1932 40 0 40
1933 63 0 63
1934 65 0 65
1935 58 0 58
1936 87 0 87
1937 56 0 56
1938 69 0 69
1939 65 0 65
1940 66 0 66
1941 69 0 69
1942 56 0 56
1943 61 0 61
1944 59 0 59
1945 65 0 65
1946 55 0 55
1947 58 0 58
1948 66 0 66
1949 51 0 51
1950 47 0 47
1951 53 0 53
1952 54 0 54
1953 38 0 38
1954 55 0 55
1955 50 0 50
1956 47 0 47
1957 52 0 52
1958 53 0 53
1959 67 0 67
1960 46 0 46
1961 42 0 42
1962 34 0 34
1963 29 0 29
1964 34 0 34
1965 31 0 31
1966 26 0 26
1967 27 0 27
1968 20 0 20
1969 20 0 20
1970 20 0 20
1971 26 0 26
1972 20 0 20
1973 18 0 18
1974 22 0 22
1975 13 0 13
1976 11 0 11
1977 11 0 11
1978 15 0 15
1979 13 0 13
1980 15 0 15
1981 16 0 16
1982 11 0 11
1983 10 0 10
1984 10 0 10
1985 9 0 9
1986 12 0 12
1987 14 0 14
1988 14 0 14
1989 11 0 11
1990 13 0 13
1991 13 0 13
1992 11 0 11
1993 12 0 12
1994 10 0 10
1995 5 0 5
1996 7 0 7
1997 13 0 13
1998 12 0 12
1999 8 0 8
2000 10 0 10
2001 7 0 7
2002 13 0 13
2003 11 0 11
2004 12 0 12
2005 15 0 15
2006 22 0 22
2007 16 0 16
2008 12 0 12
2009 16 0 16
2010 19 0 19
2011 22 0 22
2012 16 0 16
2013 21 0 21
2014 18 0 18
2015 24 0 24
2016 25 0 25
2017 29 0 29

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Popularity of Arlan as a first name

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Popularity of Arlan as a last name

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Common last names for Arlan

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Fun Facts about the name Arlan

  • How Popular is the name Arlan? Arlan is the 5,125th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Arlan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,092 babies born with the first name Arlan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Arlan to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Arlan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Arlan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arlan is Wednesday, October 6th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Arlan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arlan was in 1936 with a total of 87 babies.
  • Random Arlan Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Arlan is not a popular baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Arlan: Your name in reverse order is Nalra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nlraa. How do you pronounce that?

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