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Gender: Male Pronunciation: AL-duss Meaning of Aldous: "old" Origin of Aldous: English from German

The name Aldous is a boy's name of English origin meaning "old". Aldous and is often added to user-created lists like Boy Names Inspired by Mythology and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Aldous has long been associated with British writer Huxley, author of Brave New World. So many of these rare British names are starting to be reconsidered by the literary or hipster crowds and this one, considering its pedigree, deserves the renewed interest.

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Famous People Named Aldous

Aldous Huxley, English writer, best known for his novel "Brave New World"
Aldous Harding, New Zealand female singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Aldous

Dr. Aldous Leekie, character in "Orphan Black"
Aldous Snow, character in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Get Him to the Greek"
Aldous Raeburn, character in "Marcella" by Mrs Humphry Ward

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