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Gender: M Meaning of Arlo: "barberry tree" Origin of Arlo: Spanish Arlo's Popularity in 2013: #677

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Arlo, strongly associated with shaggy singer Arlo Guthrie, has an animated and cheery feel, thanks to its upbeat o ending. Some Arlo-lovers these days might be more inspired by "Justified" 's anti-hero Arlo Givens. Arlo was chosen by Toni Collette for her son, which might give it a further bounce in popularity, while Johnny Knoxville nudged Arlo into the unisex column when he used it for his daughter.

Arlo was popular in the first half of the twentieth century--it was Number 667 in 1915, for example. However, it's been experiencing a bit of a revival and might even surpass its peak in popularity -- it was one of the fastest-rising names in 2013 and currently sits at Number 677.

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Famous People Named Arlo

Arlo Guthrie, American singer
Arlo White, commentator for the Seattle Sounders
Arlo Bates, American author
Arlo Robert Galafassi (b. 2011), Son of Toni Collette
Arlo Kaplinsky (b. 2008), Son of Natasha Kaplinsky

Pop Culture References for the Name Arlo

Arlo is the name of Deputy U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens criminal dad on the series Justified.
Arlo Higgins, character from TV series "Sliders"