What does Elden mean?
Elden /el-den/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elden is "old friend". Variant of Alden. Also possibly means "valley of the elves".
Affiliated boy name: Aldwin.more]
How popular is Elden?
Elden is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1215 out of 1220, Top 100%) but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#41448 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Elden for boys. Elden entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #572 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Elden and associated names. Al, Alden (#715 the previous year), Eldon and Elton are the popular varying forms of Elden listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5728%) and is now much lower (usage 0.057%, down 90%), with the versions Al, Elden, Eldon and Elton becoming less trendy. Alden (#715) is the most fashionable name for newborns among these, with this name going through a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)