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Gender Male
Language(s) Old English (Anglo Saxon)
Other names
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[edit]

  • Arlo Bates (1850–1918), American author, educator and newspaperman
  • Arlo Gilliam (born 1977), American singer-songwriter and record producer
  • Arlo Guthrie (born 1947), American folk singer
  • Arlo Haskell, historian, poet, literary organizer, and publisher
  • Arlo Hemphill (born 1971), American explorer, ocean conservationist and film actor
  • Arlo U. Landolt (born 1935), American astronomer
  • Arlo West (born 1958), American singer/songwriter




  • Arlo Brunsberg (born 1940), former professional baseball player
  • Arlo Bugeja (born 1986), Australian speedway rider
  • Arlo Chavez (born 1966), Filipino boxer who has competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Arlo Eisenberg (born 1973), American aggressive inline skater
  • Arlo White (born 1973), English sports commentator