[ 3 syll. ar-lin-(g)ton, arl-ingt-on ] The baby boy name Arlington is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as AARLih-NGTahN †. Arlington is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Old English. The name is of the meaning town of Aelfred, Aelffrith, or Eorl. The first name is derived from the surname, which can be taken from the names of three possible places called Arlington in Gloucestershire, Devon, and East Sussex. The place names are derived from the combination of a personal name and the element 'tun' (meaning town, settlement, homestead). The personal names are respectively the Old English Aelfred, Aelffrith, and Eorl.
Arlington is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1910 with 0.006% of baby boys being given the name Arlington. Its ranking then was #863. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is today of infrequent use. Among all boy names in its group, Arlington was nonetheless the most commonly used in 2018. Arlington has predominantly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Arlington: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; NG as in "sing (S.IH.NG)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"