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Meaning and name origin

Alden \a-lden, al-den\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Al, Aldan, Aldin, Aldwin, Aldwyn, Aldwynn, Alwine, Elden, Eldin, Eldwin, Eldwyn and Eldwynn.


Alden is a somewhat popular first name for males (#889 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#6993 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alden for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alden name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alden and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Al, Alden and Elden. (2015 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 also 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 commonly used than Alden.


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