Meaning and Origin of: Harlan

Harlan in German means "Flax" while in Old English origin it means "Rabbit archer."

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Flax
  • Old English : Rabbit archer

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.