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What does Alden mean?

Alden \a-lden, 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, though unusual.


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


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)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Alden for boys. Alden reached its highest position of #485 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is at #715 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.483%) and has become much less since (usage 0.095%, down 80.3%), with the forms Al and Elden becoming less stylish. Alden (#715) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation, with this name enjoying a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Al, Alden, 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, Eldon, Walden and Welden. Other suggested similar baby names are Aden, Aiden, Alben, Alen, Allen, Alten, Alton, Alven, Arden, Auden and Ayden. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alden.