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Given Name ALDOUS
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: AWL-dəs   [details]
Meaning & History
Probably a diminutive of names beginning with the Old English element eald "old". It has been in use as an English given name since the Middle Ages, mainly in East Anglia. The British author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was a famous bearer of this name.
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FEMININE FORMS: Alvena, Alvina, Elvina
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ealdræd, Ealdwine (Anglo-Saxon), Aldus (Medieval English)
Sources and References
  • Elizabeth Gidley Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (1945)