Meaning and Origin of: Arlen

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Famous throughout the land

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.