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What does Aldus mean?

Aldus Pronunciation of Aldus [al-dus] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Aldus is "old one, elder". Aldus is a version of Aldo (Italian, Old German). Aldus is also a variant of Aldous (Old German).

Associated with: old.


Aldus has 3 variants: Aldis, Eldis and Eldous.

5 more related forms via Aldo, Aldous: Al, Aldon, Alldo, Eldin and Eldon.

Creative forms:
(male) Aodus, Ardus, ..


Middle name pairings:
Aldus Kellin (A.K.), ..

How popular is Aldus?

Aldus is an uncommon first name for men. Aldus is a unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Aldo (#617 in recent rankings), Eldon, Aldon and Al are the prominent varying forms of Aldus (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Aldus were favored as birth names during the years 1920-1929 (median #721) and are now much less widespread. Aldo is more ubiquitous than the rest, while forms such as Al have lost favor. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abdul, Addis, Albis, Albys, Aldan, Alden, Aldin, Aleks, Alexus, Alfeus, Algis, Alois, Alouf, Aloys, Altus, Aluf, Alun, Alvis, Alvys, Alwis, Angus, Argus, Arius, Artus, Claus and Klaus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aldus.

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