Traits associated with the name Arlo:

Arlo has an elegant sound to it that really closes the gap between dog and human.

Dogs named Arlo tend to be loving, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Arlo?

Naming your dog Arlo suggests that you have a creative and unique style. It also suggests that you have a strong connection to nature and the outdoors, as Arlo is a name often associated with nature.

Is Arlo a good dog name?

Arlo has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Arlo isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Arlo is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Arlo was, in the past month, the 428th most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Arlo is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Arlo was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Arlo's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Arlo is most adored in South Dakota, Alaska and Colorado.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Massachusetts, Montana and Washington.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Arlo.

Most popular breeds named Arlo:

  1. Beagle
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Chinese Shar-Pei
  5. Leonberger

Famous dogs named Arlo:

  • television icon A dog named Arlo featured in the television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Arlo is found in these categories:

british dog names

Popular in the UK, derived from Harold, meaning "fortified hill".

famous dog names

Popularized by folk singer Guthrie and Pixar's dinosaur protagonist.

cute dog names

Evokes playful charm, inspired by folksy singer Guthrie and Pixar's friendly dinosaur.

Dog names like Arlo:

Genuine, bold or brave
Of The Sky
Son Of My Right Hand
Soldier, or merciful
Arlo dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think of arlo is a fantastic name for a dog who has an owner who is a fan of the good dinosaur movie.
January 24, 2024

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Dave (Ohio, United States)
love it!
January 06, 2022

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