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What does Elden mean?

Elden /el-den/ 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".

Associated with: old english, friend, valley


Elden has 5 variants: Eldin, Eldon, Eldwin, Eldwyn and Elton.

Affiliated boy name: Aldwin.

Elden has 5 more different relations via Alden: Aldan, Aldin, Aldwin, Aldwyn and Eldwynn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Edden, Elel, ..

(female) Eldenie, Eldenna, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Elden for boys. Elden reached its peak rank of #548 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elden name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elden outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the history of Elden and associated names. Alden (#715 the previous year), Eldon and Elton are the popular varying forms of Elden listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Elden reached its most widespread 94 years ago (average #382) and is now much lower (#1678, down 84%), with versions such as Elton becoming less trendy. Alden is the most fashionable name for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elden, Alden, Eldon, Elton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elton outside U.S.

Similar Names


Elden is pronounced similarly to Aldon, Walden, Waldenn, Waldon, Welden and Weldon. Other suggested similar names are Aden, Aiden, Alben, Alen, Allen, Alten, Alven, Arden, Auden, Ayden, Belden, Boden, Caden, Colden, Eaden, Eadin, Eagen, Eben, Edan, Edel, Eden, Eder, Edin, Edon, Edun, Edyn, Efren, Eidan, Eiden, Elan, Elber, Elder, Eldis, Eldor, Eldred, Elex, Elger, Elgin, Elian, Elie, Elkan, Elman, Elmer, Elon, Elrey, Elsdon, Elven, Elvern, Elvin, Elvyn, Elwin, Elwyn, Emlen, Ender, Ethen, Euen, Eugen, Ewen, Glen, Golden, Halden, Holden, Jaden, Kaden, Kelden, Melden, Paden, Ryden and Selden. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elden.