Meaning and name origin
Aldous \a-ldous, al-dous\ as a boy's name is pronounced OLD-us. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Aldous is "old". Medieval name brought back to slight popularity in the 19th century. Made famous by writer Aldous Huxley.
For more information, see also the related boy name Alter.
Aldous is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#41496 out of 88799, Top 47%) (2000 U.S. Census).
A suggested similar baby name is Altus. Like Aldous, this name is not commonly used.