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Gender: M Meaning of Harlan: "rocky land" Origin of Harlan: German and English Harlan's Popularity in 2014: #936

Pleasant but uninspired surname name somewhat connected to writers Harlan Ellison and Coben. After three decades off the US Top 1000, it's been flirting with the bottom edges of the list, maybe because it's an unusual example of the trendy class of two-syllable n-ending boys' names.

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Famous People Named Harlan

Harlan Coben, American writer
Harlan Ellison, American speculative fiction author

Pop Culture References for the name Harlan

Harlan Fairfax Carruthers, from the movie "Down in the Valley"
Harlan Whitford, from the movie "Safe House"
Harlan Wade, from the game "F.E.A.R."
Harlan Jeeters, character from TV series "American Gothic"

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