Arlen

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Arlen

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  • A user from California, United States says the name Arlen is of Gaelic origin and means "Pledge, oath".

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Notable Persons Named Arlen

Arlen Specter was a 19th District Attorney of Philadelphia. His military service ended in 1953. Arlen was born on February 12th, 1930 in Wichita, Kansas, U.S. He passed away on October 14th, 2012.

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Arlen Escarpeta is an actor. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Arlen was given the name Arlen Alexander Escarpeta on April 9th, 1981 in Belize.

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Arlen Daryl Ness is a motorcycle designer, entrepreneur, motorcycle design, and entrepreneurship. His ongoing career started in 1960. Arlen was born on July 12th, 1939.

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Arlen Roth is a guitarist, author, and teacher. He plays Guitar, Dobro, Slide guitar, Mandolin, Lap steel guitar, and Pedal steel guitar. He was most active from 1963 to present. Arlen was born on October 30th, 1952. Arlen is also known as Master of the Telecaster", "King of All Guitar Teachers", "The World's Guitar Teacher", "Chief Bender", and "The Guitarist's Guitarist".

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César Ramírez was an actor. He was most prominent from 1949 to 1975. César was given the name Arlen Quindoy Aguilar in 1929. He passed away in 2003.

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Arlen Bockhorn is a basketball player for the Cincinnati Royals. His career lasted from 1958 to 1965. Arlen was born on July 8th, 1933 in Campbell Hill, Illinois.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Arlen

Harold was given the name Hyman Arluck on February 15th, 1905 in Buffalo, New York, United States. He left this life on April 23rd, 1986.

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Richard Arlen was an actor and singer. He was most prominent from 1921 to 1976. Richard was given the name Sylvanus "Van" Richard Mattimore on September 1st, 1899 in St. Paul, Minnesota, US. He left this life on March 28th, 1976.

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Michael Arlen was a writer. Michael was given the name Dikran Kouyoumdjian on November 16th, 1895 in Rousse, Bulgaria. He passed away on June 23rd, 1956.

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Alice was given the name Alice Reeve on November 6th, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. She left this life on February 29th, 2016.

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Victoria was born on September 26th, 1994 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1909 5 0 5
1910 8 0 8
1914 14 0 14
1915 13 0 13
1916 12 0 12
1917 18 0 18
1918 21 5 16
1919 25 0 25
1920 27 5 22
1921 18 0 18
1922 24 0 24
1923 34 0 34
1924 38 5 33
1925 29 5 24
1926 35 0 35
1927 35 0 35
1928 68 0 68
1929 96 0 96
1930 138 0 138
1931 149 7 142
1932 189 11 178
1933 185 5 180
1934 215 9 206
1935 186 5 181
1936 190 0 190
1937 157 12 145
1938 163 11 152
1939 141 5 136
1940 113 0 113
1941 121 0 121
1942 92 0 92
1943 80 0 80
1944 83 0 83
1945 85 6 79
1946 114 0 114
1947 86 0 86
1948 94 5 89
1949 105 5 100
1950 106 0 106
1951 129 0 129
1952 128 0 128
1953 123 0 123
1954 161 6 155
1955 153 5 148
1956 111 0 111
1957 102 0 102
1958 108 6 102
1959 113 0 113
1960 78 0 78
1961 79 0 79
1962 70 0 70
1963 60 0 60
1964 72 0 72
1965 51 0 51
1966 63 7 56
1967 52 0 52
1968 41 0 41
1969 43 0 43
1970 48 0 48
1971 50 0 50
1972 37 0 37
1973 23 0 23
1974 43 5 38
1975 31 0 31
1976 30 0 30
1977 39 5 34
1978 36 6 30
1979 26 0 26
1980 43 7 36
1981 48 9 39
1982 34 0 34
1983 32 0 32
1984 30 0 30
1985 58 7 51
1986 42 6 36
1987 38 0 38
1988 44 6 38
1989 52 13 39
1990 41 11 30
1991 27 0 27
1992 44 10 34
1993 47 16 31
1994 41 11 30
1995 52 11 41
1996 51 15 36
1997 55 17 38
1998 51 19 32
1999 38 10 28
2000 49 26 23
2001 46 23 23
2002 49 17 32
2003 48 21 27
2004 54 22 32
2005 66 19 47
2006 57 14 43
2007 62 31 31
2008 43 17 26
2009 56 22 34
2010 36 9 27
2011 64 23 41
2012 57 15 42
2013 53 11 42
2014 69 16 53
2015 80 22 58
2016 71 12 59
2017 77 13 64

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Popularity of Arlen as a first name

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Popularity of Arlen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Arlen U.S.
  White 93.67% 64.26%
  African American 1.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Arlen

People with the last name Arlen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Arlen

  • How Popular is the name Arlen? Arlen is the 3,022nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Arlen was the 54,418th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Arlen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,317 babies born with the first name Arlen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Arlen to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Arlen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Arlen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arlen is Friday, September 5th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Arlen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arlen was in 1934 with a total of 206 babies.
  • Random Arlen Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Arlen is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Arlen: Your name in reverse order is Nelra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aelnr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Arlen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 379 people with the last name Arlen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arlen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Arlen as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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