Harlow

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
12k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Harlow

"Harlow" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the mound of the people". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States film actress who made several films with Clark Gable (1911-1937)
Wiktionary
  1. A male or female given name
  2. a town in Essex, England.

Notable Persons Named Harlow

Harlow Shapley was a scientist in the field of astronomy. Harlow was born on November 2nd, 1885 in Nashville, Missouri. He passed away on October 20th, 1972.

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Harlow Unger is a leading human. Harlow was born on August 3rd, 1931.

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Harlow Wilcox was a radio broadcasting and radio announcer. Harlow was born Harlow Wilcox on March 12th, 1900 in Omaha, Nebraska. He passed away on September 24th, 1960.

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Harlow Rothert was a notable person. Harlow was born on April 1st, 1908. Harlow is also known as Rothert and Harlow Phelps. He passed away on August 13th, 1997.

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Harlow S. Orton was an influential individual. Harlow was born in 1817. He died in 1895.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Harlow

Winnie Harlow is a famous human. Winnie was given the name Chantelle Brown-Young on July 27th, 1994 in Toronto. Winnie is also known as Chantelle Winnie.

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Jean Harlow was an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1928. Jean was given the name Harlean Harlow Carpenter on March 3rd, 1911 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. She left this life on June 7th, 1937.

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Harry Harlow was a scientist in the field of psychology. Harry was born on October 31st, 1905 in Fairfield, Iowa. He passed away on December 6th, 1981.

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Poppy Harlow is an anchor, cnn newsroom, news presenter, and cnn newsroom (weekend evenings). Poppy was given the name Katharine Julia Harlow on May 2nd, 1982 in Minneapolis.

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Shalom Harlow is a model. Shalom was born on December 5th, 1973 in Oshawa.

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Eve Harlow is an actor and actress. She has been prominent since 2007. Eve was born on June 20th, 1989.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1883 5 0 5
1884 8 0 8
1885 5 0 5
1887 5 0 5
1891 6 0 6
1892 6 0 6
1893 5 0 5
1894 5 0 5
1895 7 0 7
1896 5 0 5
1898 7 0 7
1900 10 0 10
1901 5 0 5
1904 7 0 7
1905 6 0 6
1906 8 0 8
1910 5 0 5
1911 6 0 6
1912 20 0 20
1913 21 0 21
1914 30 0 30
1915 36 0 36
1916 46 0 46
1917 32 0 32
1918 45 0 45
1919 33 0 33
1920 32 0 32
1921 42 0 42
1922 31 0 31
1923 36 0 36
1924 32 0 32
1925 23 0 23
1926 37 0 37
1927 44 0 44
1928 26 0 26
1929 26 0 26
1930 29 0 29
1931 33 0 33
1932 38 0 38
1933 31 0 31
1934 36 0 36
1935 31 0 31
1936 41 0 41
1937 27 0 27
1938 31 0 31
1939 28 0 28
1940 33 0 33
1941 26 0 26
1942 21 0 21
1943 19 0 19
1944 27 0 27
1945 21 0 21
1946 19 0 19
1947 23 0 23
1948 19 0 19
1949 17 0 17
1950 15 0 15
1951 11 0 11
1952 17 0 17
1953 16 0 16
1954 12 0 12
1955 12 0 12
1956 20 0 20
1957 8 0 8
1958 12 0 12
1959 10 0 10
1960 9 0 9
1961 14 0 14
1962 8 0 8
1964 5 0 5
1965 5 0 5
1969 10 0 10
1970 6 0 6
1973 9 0 9
1976 7 0 7
1977 5 0 5
1988 5 0 5
1991 5 0 5
1995 5 0 5
2002 6 6 0
2003 16 10 6
2004 12 12 0
2005 11 11 0
2006 24 15 9
2007 28 28 0
2008 143 133 10
2009 319 301 18
2010 375 354 21
2011 478 465 13
2012 540 507 33
2013 576 545 31
2014 644 609 35
2015 781 757 24
2016 815 781 34

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Popularity of Harlow as a first name

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Popularity of Harlow as a last name

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Common last names for Harlow

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Hanson
  • Baker
  • White
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Clark
  • Mills

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Harlow U.S.
  White 94.07% 64.26%
  African American 1.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Harlow

People with the last name Harlow are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Harlow

  • How Popular is the name Harlow? Harlow is the 3,250th most popular name of all time. As a last name Harlow was the 3,060th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Harlow have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,252 babies born with the first name Harlow in the United States. That's more than enough people named Harlow 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 Harlow? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Harlow first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Harlow is Friday, June 12th, 1812.
  • What year had the most people named Harlow born? The highest recorded use of the first name Harlow was in 2016 with a total of 781 babies.
  • Random Harlow Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Harlow is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Harlow: Your name in reverse order is Wolrah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hwlaro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Harlow? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,726 people with the last name Harlow.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Harlow? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Harlow as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.