"old, wise friend"

Alden Origin and Meaning

The name Alden is a boy's name of English origin meaning "old, wise friend".

Hot young actor Alden Ehrenreich, the new Han Solo, gives this formerly-stodgy surname name an attractive new image, making it a fresh successor to Aiden or Holden. Before it got this fresh shine, Alden was among the classic Thanksgiving baby names.

# 627 in the US

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Famous People Named Alden

  • Alden Caleb EhrenreichAmerican actor
  • Alden Winship "Tom" ClausenAmerican former president of the World Bank
  • Alden McNee McLaughlinPremier of the Cayman Islands
  • Alden CarterAmerican novelist
  • Alden B. DowAmerican architect
  • Alden Richardsstage name of Richard Reyes Faulkerson, Jr., Filipino actor and TV personality of duo AlDub
  • Alden JenksAmerican composer
  • Alden G. Barber5th Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Alden Carlson MasonAmerican painter
  • Alden Albert NowlanCanadian poet
  • Alden John BellBishop of Sacramento, California
  • Alden PartridgeAmerican military education pioneer
  • Alden Presley Osborn (b. 2019)son of actress Angelique Cabral

Alden in Pop Culture

  • Alden Jonescharacter on animated series "Braceface"
  • Alden Pylecharacter in film "The Quiet American"
  • Alden Vackercharacter in Shannon Messenger's series "Keeper of the Lost Cities"
  • Kieran Aldencharacter in the "Sky Chasers" book series by Amy Kathleen Ryan
  • Rev. Robert AldenChurch Minister in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" series

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