Harlow: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Harlow

Harlow

Pronunciation: HAR-loh (key)

Jean Harlow was a platinum blonde bombshell, a screen sensation of the 1930s. Her image suffuses this name, resulting in a contemporary surname with an aura of old-time glamour.

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-An old English translation is literally: "Mund of the people." The mund is a principle in Germanic tradition and law that can be crudely translated as "protection"

- The "Mund" was the leadership of a family. The name Harlow can mean the "mund of the people" or "defender of the family" or "protector of the ancestral line"

-Means 'mound of the people" or 'protector of the people'. Mound is from Old English mund (hand, hand of protection, protector, guardianship

Personal experiences with the name Harlow: | Edit

My friend named her daughter (born in 2007) Harlow. People sometimes ask her if she got the name from Nicole Richie's daughter, which isn't the case since that Harlow was born in 2008. I admit I didn't like the name at first, but it's grown on me. I think Harlow has the potential to become a very popular name in the next few years.

My daughter's name is Harlo! People love it and say it is very unique! Her middle name is Skye and her nickname is Harley!!!

Nicknames for Harlow: | Edit

Lola, Harly, Harley, Harli, Ari, Lo, Harls, Har, Hari, Hary, Lo-Lo, Arlo, Harla, Harl

Meanings and history of the name Harlow: | Edit

English surname meaning "hare's hill" or "army hill."

Famous real-life people named Harlow: | Edit

1930s film star Jean Harlow
Harlow Winter Kate Richie Madden (daughter of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden)
Harlow Olivia Calliope Jane (daughter of Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane)
Harlow (daughter of Nancy McKeon)
Canadian supermodel Shalom Harlow
Noted psychologist Harry Harlow

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