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What does Elden mean?

Elden Pronunciation of Elden 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". Also form of Aldwin.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, old, friend, valley


VARIANTS Eldin, Eldon, Eldwin, Eldwyn, Elton

OTHER FORMS VIA ALDEN Aldan, Aldin, Aldwin, Aldwyn, Eldwynn

(male) Elel, ..

(female) Elel, ..

Elden Judd (E.J.), ..

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)

Elden reached its peak rank of #548 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked currently. (2018 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.

Which version is better?

Alden (#638 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Eldon and Elton (#1980) are the popular varying forms of Elden listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Elden reached its most widespread 98 years ago (AVERAGE #382) and is now much lower (#1654, DOWN 77%), 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-sounding 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.

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