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Origin: Old English
Meaning: Wise Guardian

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Alden

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Alden in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Alden:

  • Records indicate that 11,391 boys in the United States have been named Alden since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 291 people in the U.S. were given the name Alden. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      6 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Alden, i am 14. Its really annoying however because my brothers name is Aidan so everyone calls me that if they dont know me." Oct. 21, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is alden and no one ever gets it right but its nice being the only alden every where i go" Jun. 26, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've had the name Alden for around 15 years--it's not my original name. I never met anyone with that name, but I did once meet someone who had met someone named Alden. I like the sound and the meaning, which I've always seen as some variation of "wise friend" or "old friend" or "old, wise protector" which would be from Old English. But I recently saw a reference that said it's from the English surname Haldane and means "half Dane."" Feb. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 28 years old and never met person that has Alden as their first name. Is nice having an uncommon name as i do receive comments about it. It can be annoying however, when people mispronounce it." Feb. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really love this name! We have a son on the way and we have agreed on the name Aiden but I do love Alden. I like how formal and educated Alden sounds. Maybe I'll get to use this name if we have another boy!" Dec. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend's name is Alden and he gets a lot of compliments on it. A lot of people say it wrong at first but it's not too bad. There is a character on a cartoon show Braceface named Alden so a lot of people mention that when they meet him." Jul. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "We named our son Alden, we love it and other people always say they love it too. I love the meaning of the name as well" Sep. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Alden, he is 16 months old. People always call him Aiden, really annoying.... I love the name so much, it is my husband's family name for generations :-)" May. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is called Alden - it should be pronounced Allden, or Awlden. Some people say the Al short, as in aligator, but this is incorrect. We are British, and Alden is a very uncommon name here, but people often say Olden instead which is very annoying!" Sep. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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