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Gender: M Meaning of Harlan: "rocky land" Origin of Harlan: German and English Harlan's Popularity in 2015: #823

Pleasant but uninspired surname name somewhat connected to writers 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 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 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 "Thelma and Louise"

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