Meaning and Origin of: Harlan

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Flax
  • Old English : Rabbit archer

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Northern Irish (of English origin) : altered form of Harland 1.
  • Harlan Co., KY, was named for Major Silas Harlan (d. 1782). John Marshall Harlan, born in KY in 1833, became a U.S. Supreme Court justice.