Alder Name Meaning & Origin

Alder

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We named our son Alder because we wanted something natural, with a meaning that was strong and kind. People are always commenting on how much they love his name. We know of 8 other people who have been named Alder. Alder trees are known for delivering nitrogen to soil, making them a tree that gives back to its environment. Alder wood is also what a lot of electric guitars are made out of. They are in the same family as birch trees.

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A type of tree in the birch family.
Dutch surname that means "son of Aldert". Aldert is derived from the elements ald "old" or adal "noble" and hard "strong".
Typographical English surname for someone who lived near alder trees.
Pronounced: AWL-der

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Kurt Alder, German chemist and Nobel laureate.

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