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I have always wondered why the name Harleen was among the Top 100 names in Canada for 2004. Now, I fathom that this was the feminine variation of Harlan.
Starla-Marie_1993  8/1/2006
There is a novelist named Harlan Coben.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
Harlan Brown is the narrator of the famous gay novel The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren.
Marauder  12/7/2006
There is the author Harlan Ellison.
lemmingade  2/17/2007
Love it! I hope it continues to be unpopular, because I am gong to name my future son this, and I want him to be the only Harlan we know.
nikkitty  11/25/2008
Even though I like it I think of the song "You'll never leave Harlan alive" whenever I hear this name. I like the song though. I recently watched a commentary about Harlan in Kentucky, it's beautiful there but not a great place to live with the crime and poverty. But then again Brooklyn isn't exactly the greatest place in the world and it's a super common name. I don't know if I'd name my child Harlan though, maybe I'd use it as a middle name. But definitely a great name.
McHobbit  4/26/2010
Harlon Block was one of the Marines in the famous Iwo Jima flag-raising photograph.
ophelia_song  12/20/2011
This name will always have a special place in my heart because it was my great-great-grandfather's surname. Through him, I am a distant cousin of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan.
CWDP  4/14/2012
The name Harlan was given to 176 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
OMG this awesome name did not even "rank" for 25 years? HOW COULD THIS BE?
Captain Critic  7/22/2015
My name is Harlan Hobbs. I would assume as long as your "fame" was pointed out by a published source then this should count :) I recently found myself mentioned in an article entitled:

"12 Famous Disabled People Who Prove That Being Disabled Is Anything But Limiting:"
(9th down)
Hobbs is a Los Angeles-based artist who builds structures, usually some sort of robot or creature, out of assorted junk. He’s constructed, among other things, a (non-functional) robot from old car parts lying around his front yard and a dinosaur-looking piece called “Cinemasaurus Rex” from discarded film reels. His latest piece, ‘Maus Man, ’ is a Transformers-esque behemoth that he timed for the release of the latest ‘Transformers’ film; judging from the photos, Hobbs’ creation looks much more impressive than the film itself. He’s paralyzed from the waist down.

I am a artist who "creates art" in several different media. The 'Transformer' has moved on however he is being replaced with five new sculpts in my front yard:)
Captain Critic  7/22/2015
The name Harlan was given to 271 boys born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Harlan are male.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
Harlan Thomas (January 10, 1870 – September 4, 1953) was an American architect in the first half of the twentieth century. From 1926 to the early 1940s he served as Chair of the University of Washington Department of Architecture. He was also a noted watercolorist. (From Wikipedia).
― Anonymous User  10/27/2017

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