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Gender: Male Meaning of Harlan: "rocky land" Origin of Harlan: German and English Harlan's Popularity in 2017: #785

The name Harlan is a boy's name of German origin meaning "rocky land". Harlan is ranked #785 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (BOYS)".

From the experts:

Pleasant but uninspired surname name somewhat connected to writers Ellison and Coben. After three decades off the US Top 1000, it reentered in 2013, maybe because it's an unusual example of the trendy class of two-syllable n-ending boys’ names. Kevin Harlan is an NFL, NBA, and college basketball announcer for TV and radio.

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Famous People Named Harlan

Harlan Fiske Stone, 12th Chief Justice of the United States
Harlan Coben, American novelist
Harlan Jay Ellison, American speculative fiction novelist
Harlan Lattimore, American singer
Harlan Briggs, American actor
Harlan Perry Howard, American singer-songwriter
Harlan Hubbard, American painter
Harlan Daumann, Canadian singer-songwriter; son of singer John Mann
Harlan Roy Griffin (b. 2014), son of actress Grey DeLisle and Jared Griffin
Harlan Harris (b. 2016), son of New Zealand rugby footballer Tohu Harris
Harlan Veil Michelina Phillips, daughter of Instagramer @whatdreamsmaybecome

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"
Harlan Carson, character from "The Walking Dead" (both comic and TV show)
Earl Harlan, character from the podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"
Harlan Puckett , Character in film "Thelma and Louise"
Harlan County, Kentucky, USA, home of many country musicians
Dr Harlan Fontaine from video game “L.A. Noire”
Harlan Estate, Napa Valley cult wine producer
Harlan Ogilvy, character in 2005 film "War of the Worlds"

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