English surname
"hare land"

Arlen Origin and Meaning

The name Arlen is a girl's name meaning "hare land".

Arlen might be thought of as an update on the midcentury Arlene or as a unisex surname-name. Arlen was given to 22 girls in the US last year vs 57 boys and those numbers may grow with the fashion for n-ending two-syllable surname-names. Another similar possibility for girls: Arden.

Arlen in Pop Culture

  • ArlenTexas, a fictional town in the United States, where the animated series 'King of the Hill' is set
  • Arlenmain character in the film The Bad Batch