Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From the Old English elements eald "old" and ræd "counsel, advice". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAldous(English) Aldus(Medieval English)


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 198.
Entry updated December 7, 2022