GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: AWL-dəs   [key]
Meaning & History
Possibly a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ald "old", making it a cognate of ALDO. 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.