What does Alden mean?
Alden [alden] 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.
(male) Abden, Aldenn, ..
(female) Aldeni, Aldie, .. Middle name pairings:
Alden Ethen (A.E.), ..
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)
Alden reached its highest position of #446 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #720 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Elden and Al are the prominent varying forms of Alden (#720 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 (#1573, ▼62.1%), with forms like Al becoming somewhat outmoded. Alden is more universally found than the rest.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.