Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : From the protected town
- German : Flax
- Old English : Rabbit archer
Family name origins & meanings
- English : habitational name from any of various places called Harlow. One in West Yorkshire is probably named from Old Englishhær ‘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 CornishPenhollow.