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Alden



Origin: English

Meaning: a surname derived from Old English given name Ealdwine meaning "old friend" from English elements eald (old) and wine (friend).

Spelled Aldan, it's either the Scottish form of Aldwin or a variant form of Old Norse Haldane/Halfdan meaning "half-Dane". Aldan is also the name of a river in the Sakha Republic in  Russia, as well as the name of a few places in that area. I'm not sure if it's either a variant form of Alden or has a different background altogether.


Variants:
  • Aldwyn
  • Aldwin 
  • Alvin
  • Elvin
  • Aldan

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