Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Possibly from the Old German elements heri "army" and leiba "remainder, remnant, legacy" (or the Old Norse cognates herr and leif, see Herleif). This was the name of the mother of William the Conqueror, who, according to tradition, was a commoner.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesArlet(Catalan) Arlette(French) Arleth(Spanish (Latin American))


Entry updated December 7, 2022