Harlem Name Meaning

Like Bronx, Harlem is a name with New York City ties and plenty of style. He has the grit parents love in a name along with softness in sound, wearing well on today’s playgrounds.

Infographic of Harlem name meaning, which is Derived from the Dutch city Haarlem, Harlem means "home on a wooded hill."
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Harlem Name Popularity

How popular is the name Harlem? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 0 0%
1981 0 0%
1982 0 0%
1983 0 0%
1984 0 0%
1985 0 0%
1986 0 0%
1987 0 0%
1988 0 0%
1989 0 0%
1990 0 0%
1991 0 0%
1992 0 0%
1993 0 0%
1994 0 0%
1995 0 0%
1996 0 0%
1997 0 0%
1998 0 0%
1999 0 0%
2000 0 0%
2001 0 0%
2002 0 0%
2003 0 0%
2004 0 0%
2005 5 0.0003%
2006 14 0.0009%
2007 6 0.0004%
2008 14 0.0009%
2009 46 0.0031%
2010 56 0.0039%
2011 39 0.0027%
2012 43 0.003%
2013 109 0.0077%
2014 160 0.011%
2015 165 0.0113%
2016 141 0.0098%
2017 131 0.0094%
2018 167 0.0122%
2019 206 0.0152%
2020 886 200 0.0157%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Harlem

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What names sound like Harlem?

If you like how Harlem sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Harlem.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Harden

Valley of the hares

English

Harding

Son of the courageous one

English

Hardwick

Courageous one's settlement

English

Hardwin

Courageous friend

English

Harlan

Army land

English

Harlee

Hare meadow; the long field

English

Harleigh

Hare meadow; the long field

English

Harlen

Army land

English

Harley

Hare meadow; the long field

English

Harlow

Army hill

English


What names are similar to Harlem?

Find a name that’s like Harlem, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Brentley

Hill, mount

English

Bronx

Bronck's Land

American

Camden

Valley

English

Denver

Green valley

French

Flynn

Ruddy-complected

Irish

Hudson

Son of Hudd

English

London

American

Reuben

Behold, a son

Hebrew

Trenton

Trent's town

English

York

Boar settlement; yew settlement

English


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2 Comments

  1. He being care by the best hospital ? ever been that he was born early

  2. The father chose the name Harlem because of him being from Harlem. He chose the name of it only because this is his birthplace, but because of the history that comes from Harlem. This is our only child together but makes baby #3 for both of us!!!


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