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Gender: M Meaning of Alden: "old, wise friend" Origin of Alden: English Alden's Popularity in 2016: #664

The name Alden is a boy's name of English origin meaning "old, wise friend". Alden is ranked #664 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Colonial Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

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Famous People Named Alden

Alden Caleb Ehrenreich, American actor
Alden Winship "Tom" Clausen, American former president of the World Bank
Alden Carter, American novelist
Alden B. Dow, American architect
Alden Jenks, American composer
Alden G. Barber, 5th Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America
Alden Partridge, American military education pioneer

Pop Culture References for the name Alden

Alden Jones, character on animated series "Braceface"
Alden Pyle, character in film "The Quiet American"
Alden Vacker, character in Shannon Messenger's series "Keeper of the Lost Cities"
Kieran Alden, character in the "Sky Chasers" book series by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Rev. Robert Alden, Church Minister in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" series

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