What does Aldous mean?
Aldous \a-ldous, 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Alter.
Aldous is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#41496 out of 88799, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Aldous and associated names. Al, Aldo (#645 last year) and Eldon are the prominent related forms of Aldous (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1910-1919 and have become significantly less popular since, with the versions Al, Aldo and Eldon becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Altus. Like Aldous, this name is not commonly used.