Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Harlow

Harlow comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from any of various places called Harlow. The second element of the name is made up of Old English hlǣw (hill, mountain) while the first element of the name is either made up of Old English hær (rock) or Old English here (army which in this sense may have referred to an ancient assembly or meeting place of people.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “rock, pile of rocks + hill”, or “army + hill”, perhaps in the sense of an ancient assembly or gathering

Usage: English

Variants:

  • Harlowe (English)

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