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What does Aldous mean?

Aldous Pronunciation of Aldous 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old, medieval, 19th century, famous


VARIANTS Al, Aldis, Aldivin, Aldo, Aldon, Aldus, Alldo, Eldin, Eldis, Eldon, Eldous




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How popular is Aldous?

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)

Which version is better?

Al, Aldo (#839 LAST YEAR), Aldon and Eldon are the prominent related forms of Aldous (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Aldous were at the peak of their popularity during 1920-1929 (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and have become significantly less common since. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Abdoul, Abdoull (see Abdul), Abdul, Adams, Addams, Addis, Addolf, Ado, Adolf, Adom, Adonis, Aeolus, Ahlois, Aiolus, Alcot, Alcott, Aldford (see Alford), Aldin, Aldric, Aldrin, Aldwin, Aleks, Alexis, Alexus, Alfeus, Alfons, Alfonse, Alfonso, Alfonzus (see Alphonse), Alford, Algis, Allon, Allonso, Alois, Alonso, Alouf, Aloys, Alphoeus, Alphons, Alsdon (see Alston), Alton, Altus, Aluf, Alun, Alviss, Alwis, Alwyss, Amadeus, Amadour, Amatus, Ambrus, Amoss, Anders, Andor, Andras, Andreus, Andrius, Andros, Andruw, Angus, Anteus, Antons, Ardon, Argos, Arnou, Arnoud, Arnoux, Athos, Cadmus, Claus, Cletus, Clitus, Kadmus, Klaus and Kletus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aldous.

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