Meaning and Origin of: Alder

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Middle English : Type of birch tree
  • Old English : Revered one
  • Old English : Old

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : topographic name for someone living by an alder tree (Middle English al(d)re), or by a group of alders (the surname is often found in the plural form in Middle English).
  • English : from a Middle English personal name, representing a falling together of two Old English names, Ealdhere ‘ancient army’ and Æ{dh}elhere ‘noble army’.
  • German : variant of Alter.
  • Translation of Swedish Ahl.
  • Translation of Finnish Leppanen.