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What does Aldous mean?

Aldous /al-dous/ as a boys' 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.

Associated with: medieval, 19th century, famous


Aldous has 11 variants: Al, Aldis, Aldivin, Aldo, Aldon, Aldus, Alldo, Eldin, Eldis, Eldon and Eldous.

Affiliated boy name: Alter.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Addous, Ardous, ..

(female) Aldoussah, Altis, ..

How popular is Aldous?

Aldous is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#26493 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Aldous and associated names. Al, Aldo (#645 last year), Aldon and Eldon are the prominent related forms of Aldous (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Aldous were at the peak of their popularity during 1920-1929 (adoption of 0.1%) and have become significantly less common since. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Al, Aldo, Aldon, Eldon in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Abdoul, Abdoull (see Abdul), Abdul, Adams, Addams, Addis, Addolf, Ado, Adolf, Adom, Adonis, Aeolus, Ahlois, Aiolus, Alcot, Alcott, Aldford (see Alford), Aldin, Aldric, Aldrin, Aldwin, Aleks, Alexis, Alexus, Alfeus, Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonso, Alfonzus (see Alphonse), Alford, Algis, Allon, Allonso, Alois, Alonso, Alouf, Aloys, Alphoeus, Alphons, Alsdon (see Alston), Alton, Altus, Aluf, Alun, Alviss, Alwis, Alwyss, Amadeus, Amadour, Amatus, Ambrus, Amoss, Anders, Andor, Andras, Andreus, Andrius, Andros, Andruw, Angus, Anteus, Antons, Ardon, Argos, Arnou, Arnoud, Arnoux, Athos, Cadmus, Claus, Cletus, Clitus, Kadmus, Klaus and Kletus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aldous.