Arlo: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Arlo

Arlo

Pronunciation: AHR-loh (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Arlo: | Edit

I have two sons and we named our youngest Arlo and we always receive many comments about what a lovely name it is. We get people confusing Arlo with Harlow but apart from that, I think it's a great name. It's really unusual and I think it's a great name for a child or an adult.

Personal experiences with the name Arlo: | Edit

My oldest son is named Arlo. We were aware of the name from folk singer, Arlo Guthrie. However, my son Arlo is not named in tribute to Guthrie. We also have a family acquaintance named Arlo who is about 55 years older than my son. To date, they both like their names. Arlo always strikes everyone as unusual, but in a good way. It's a friendly name, but masculine and strong as well. It's unpretentious and we have always had positive reaction to the name.

Nicknames for Arlo: | Edit

Arles, Lo

Meanings and history of the name Arlo: | Edit

There are several origins of the name:
An Italian variant of Charles.
The Spanish word for the 'barberry tree'.
An Old English variant of Harlow, derived from the Anglo-Saxon words here and hlaw, meaning 'army hill'.

Famous real-life people named Arlo: | Edit

Folk musician Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Olson, WWII United States Army officer and recipient of the Medal of Honor.
Bez from The Happy Mondays has a son called Arlo

Arlo in song, story & screen: | Edit

Character in 24 called Arlo Glass
Arlo White is a presenter on Radio 5 live in the UK
Title character in the comic strip "Arlo and Janis" by Jimmy Johnson.

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