What does Elder mean?
Elder [el-der] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elder is "elder trees". Place name. In America, the name may refer to an ancestor with high standing in a Protestant church governed by councils of elders.
Elder has 1 variant: Eldor.Creative forms:
(male) Eader, Eler, ..
(female) Eler, Eltru, .. Middle name pairings:
Elder Jeremih (E.J.), ..
How popular is Elder?
Elder is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1118 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Elder reached its top position of #893 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Eldor is the only other prominent alternative form of Elder. Adoption of these forms of Elder was widespread 105 years ago (median #1617).
Elder is alike in pronunciation to Walder and Wilder▲. Other recommended names are Alger, Alter, Ander, Balder, Calder, Eaden, Eadger, Eber, Ebner, Edel, Eden▲, Eder, Eiden, Einer, Eizer, Elber, Elbert▼, Elden▼, Eldin, Eldis, Eldon▼, Eldred▼, Elemer, Elex, Elgar, Elger, Elie, Ellar, Ellery, Ellger (see Alger), Ellmer, Elmar, Elmer▼, Elmir, Elrey, Elven, Elvern, Emeer, Ender, Eudel, Eylmer (see Aylmer), Ezer, Heder, Hyder, Jader, Keder, Nader, Peder, Rider, Ryder▲ and Ulmer. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elder.See names in meaning and etymology.