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Meaning and Origin of: Arlen

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Famous throughout the land

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • In at least a few cases, this is a respelling of German Erlen. However, the original surname of the composer Harold Arlen was Arluck (a name of obscure origin), while the playwright Michael Arlen was Kouyoumdjian, an Armenian name.