|Language(s)||Old English (Anglo Saxon)|
|See also||Arlow, Arlowe, Arrlo, Harlowe|
Arlo (pronounced AR-loh) is a given name for males. There are several origins of the name. From Old English, it is believed to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon here 'army, fortified, troops; war-' and hlaw 'mound, cairn, hill,' thereby meaning 'fortified hill.' Arlo can also be a variant of Harley and the first formant in Arlene, which derive from Old English har "hare", "rabbit" and ear(n) "eagle." The second formant, giving -lo(w), -l(e)y, etc. are topographic names, such as the hlaw mentioned above. For example, the ancestors of today's lee (and name Lee), loch, etc. As such, names like Harley, Arlo, etc. can also mean "eagle's hill," "hare's clearing," and so on.
Arts and sciences
- Arlo Bates (1850–1918), American author, educator and newspaperman.
- Arlo Guthrie, American folk singer
- Arlo Hemphill, American explorer, ocean conservationist and film actor
- Arlo U. Landolt, American astronomer
- Arlo West, American singer/songwriter
- Arlo L. Olson (1918–1943), American military officer
- Arlo Schmidt, American politician
- Arlo Pear, fictional character portrayed by Richard Pryor in the 1988 comedy film, Moving
- Arlo, character played by Kyle Howard on the feature film Orange County
- Arlo Glass, character on the 8th season of the television series 24
- Arlo Givens, fictional character portrayed by Raymond J. Barry on the television series Justified
- Arlo is the lead character in the 2015 Pixar film The Good Dinosaur.
- Steve Arlo is a fictional character portrayed by Ben Stiller in the 1998 film noir, Zero Effect
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