Meaning and Origin of: Harlow
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First name origins & meanings:
- Old English : From the protected town
- German : Flax
- Old English : Rabbit archer
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- English : habitational name from any of various places called Harlow. One in West Yorkshire is probably named from Old English hær ‘rock’, ‘heap of stones’ + hlāw ‘mound’, ‘hill’; those in Essex and Northumberland have Old English here ‘army’ as the first element, perhaps in the sense ‘host’, ‘assembly’.
- English : There is also a record of this name as a variant of Cornish Penhollow.