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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.


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

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 (#26493 out of 150436, Top 18%). (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 (usage of 0.526%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1183%, down 77.5%), with the versions Al, Aldo and Eldon becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth 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.