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Gender: Male Origin of Harlem: Place-name Harlem's Popularity in 2018: #985

Harlem Origin and Meaning

The name Harlem is a boy's name .

With Brooklyn, Trenton, and Camden on the rise, Harlem can't be far behind -- it's already been picked by one celebrity, and it certainly has a stronger historical and cultural identity.

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Rank in US: #985

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Comments

sofiaishere Says:

2018-06-03T16:28:51

It's so much more than that :l

I'm a Banana Says:

2018-04-05T20:33:09

Do the Harlem Shake!

Radberry Says:

2016-06-08T21:47:32

I like it. I think it would make a fine middle name!

vasilisa Says:

2014-03-29T16:26:29

Well, the neighborhood is so strongly associated with African-American cultural history that it would seem like creepy cultural appropriation for a non-black parent to choose it, I think. But it sounds a lot better to me than Harper!

raevynstar Says:

2014-03-29T15:53:08

I never thought of those things. I guess it fits right in with Harper and Harmony, although I'd never use it. :)

vasilisa Says:

2014-03-29T15:10:39

Or perhaps like the Harlem Renaissance?

Sarra21 Says:

2014-03-29T14:12:16

I wouldn't name my child Harlem but, to be fair, the name has a richer and more illustrious history than that stupid dance.

raevynstar Says:

2014-03-29T13:06:21

Like the Harlem Shake? What's next, parents naming their kids Grumpy Cat or Gangnam Style?