Elder boy

First name origins & meanings:

  1. Middle English: Type of birch tree
  2. Old English: Revered one
  3. Old English: Old

First name variations: Aldus, Aldair, Alder, Alder, Eldred

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish and English: distinguishing nickname bestowed on the elder (Old English ealdra) of two bearers of the same personal name. It may also denote an elder of a Church, in the sense of a senior and respected member of a congregation.
  2. Americanized form of German Elter, which has the same meaning as 1.

This name appears in the following lists: Flowers and Trees

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