What does Aldan mean?
Aldan /al-dan/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Aldan's root is Old English, and the meaning of Aldan is "old friend". Aldan is an alternate spelling of Alden (Old English): surname used as a given name. Altan is a familiar surname.
How popular is Aldan?
Aldan is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#148244 out of 150436, Top 99%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Al, Alden (#715 last year) and Elden are the popular alternative forms of Aldan (not ranked) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.483%) and is now much lower (usage 0.095%, down 80.3%), with the forms Al and Elden becoming less trendy. Alden (#715) is the most trendy birth name in this list, and there is a rebound in birth name usage for this name. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Aldan and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Aldan is pronounced similarly to Aldon and Eldon▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Adan▲, Aedan▼, Aidan▲, Alan▲, Alban, Allan▼, Alten, Altman, Alton▼, Alvan and Aydan▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aldan.