Family name origins & meanings
- North German : from a Low German variant of Ohde (from Oderik), which in turn is a variant of the personal name Ulrich.
- French : from a female personal name based on the Germanic word alda ‘old’, ‘elder’. Aude la belle was the name of the beloved of Roland in the Charlemagne romances.
- French : regional name from Aude department or a topographic name for someone who lived by the Aude river.
- Variant of Auld.