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What does Alden mean?

Alden /al-den/ as a boys' name is pronounced ALL-den. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Alden is "old friend". Surname used as a given name.

Associated with: old english, friend, surname


Alden has 12 variants: Al, Aldan, Aldin, Aldwin, Aldwyn, Aldwynn, Alwine, Elden, Eldin, Eldwin, Eldwyn and Eldwynn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Abden, Aldenn, ..

(female) Aldenia, Aldenna, ..

How popular is Alden?

Alden is a somewhat popular first name for men (#889 out of 1220, Top 73%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#5744 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Alden for boys. Alden reached its highest position of #446 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #715 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alden name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alden outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Alden and corresponding names. Elden and Al are the prominent varying forms of Alden (#715 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Alden was widespread during the years 1910-1919 (average #490) and has become much diminished since (#1571, 62.7%), with forms like Al becoming somewhat outmoded. Alden is more universally found than the rest.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alden, Al, Elden in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alden and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Alden is pronounced similarly to Aldon, Aldwinn, Eldon, Walden, Waldenn, Waldon, Welden and Weldon. Other suggested similar names are Abdel, Addem, Ade, Adem, Aden, Adon, Aedan, Ahren, Aidan, Aiden, Aiken, Airen, Alain, Alban, Alben, Albern, Aldis, Aldo, Aldred, Aldrin, Aldus, Alec, Alek, Alem, Alen, Alfeo, Algey, Allan, Allcen, Allen, Alleyn, Allin, Allyn, Alon, Alpin, Alten, Alter, Alton, Aluin, Alvan, Alven, Alvyn, Alwin, Alyn, Andon, Ardel, Arden, Arlen, Arsen, Aspen, Auben, Auden, Audey, Ayden, Aydin, Ayren, Boden, Colden, Elven, Golden, Holden, Jaden, Kaden, Malden, Ogden, Paden and Tilden. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alden.