English surname
"rock hill or army hill"

Harlow Origin and Meaning

The name Harlow is a girl's name of English origin meaning "rock hill or army hill".

Jean Harlow (born Harlean Carpenter), the original platinum blonde bombshell, was a symbol of 1930s glamour, a factor that first Patricia Arquette and then Nicole Richie and Joel Madden probably had in mind when they gave their daughters the distinctive surname name Harlow.

It hit the Top 1000 for the first time in 2009, one year after the arrival of Ms. Madden. Harlow would fit right in with contemporaries Arlo and Marlow(e).

# 238 in the US

Harlow Rank in US Top 1000

# 212 on Nameberry

Harlow Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Harlow Popularity

Famous People Named Harlow

  • Harlean Harlow Carpenterbirth name of Jean Harlow, American actress
  • Harlow Olivia Calliope Jane (b. 2003)daughter of actors Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane
  • Harlow Andrus (b. 2006)daughter of actress Nancy McKeon and Marc Andrus
  • Harlow Winter Kate Madden (b. 2008)daughter of musician Joel Madden and TV personality/designer Nicole Richie
  • Harlow Hexum (b. 2014)daughter of singer Nick Hexum of band 311
  • Harlow Bourque (b. 2015)daughter of ice hockey player Chris Bourque
  • Harlow Monroe Harvey (b. 2015)daughter of singer Kimberly Caldwell and Jordan Harvey
  • Harlow Avery (b. 2017) daughter of YouTuber britneyandbaby
  • Shalom HarlowCanadian supermodel
  • Winnie Harlow (born Chantelle BrownYoung), Canadian model

Harlow in Pop Culture

  • Harlowcharacter in 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler
  • Clarissa Harlowethe saintly young heroine of Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa' (1748)
  • Harlowvarious places in England
  • Means 'mound of the people" or 'protector of the people'. Mound is from Old English mund (handhand of protection, protector, guardianship
  • "I moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo"I've Never Been to Me lyrics

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