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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.


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

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).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Aldous and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Aldo (#645), Eldon and Al. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Al, Aldo, Eldon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Altus. Like Aldous, this name is not commonly used.