Eldon comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning “Ella’s hill” composed from given name Ella (the Norman form of Alia which comes from Germanic element alja meaning “other, another, foreign”) and dun meaning “hill”. I’ve also seen other meaning listed for it, coming from Old English ælf (elf) or elfitu (swan) and denu (valley) meaning “elf valley” or “swan valley”; or it could be composed from Middle English elements eld (old) and hine (servant).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Elden (English)
  • Eldin (English)
  • Eldyn (English)



One Comment Add yours

  1. The sound isn’t too much my style really but I like the Ella’s hill and elf valley meanings, so lovely.


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