Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AWL-dəs  [key·IPA]

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 [1]. The British author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was a famous bearer of this name.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesEaldræd, Ealdwine(Anglo-Saxon) Aldwin(Germanic) Audoin(Lombardic) Aldus(Medieval English)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  


Sources & References

  1. Withycombe, Elizabeth Gidley. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford, 1945, page 6.
Entry updated February 4, 2020