The meaning of the name “Aiden” is: “Little fiery one”.
Additional information: Aiden is a masculine name, and it is the English form of the Irish Aodhán, which is a diminutive of Aodh, the name of the Celtic sun god. This gives Aiden the meaning ‘little fire’ or ‘little fiery one’. Because of its vowel sounds, Aiden can be spelled in many different ways, including, but not limited to, Aidan, Ayden, Aydan, Aidyn, Aedan, and Aden. The names Aydan, Aydin, and Aden all tend to be used in Turkey, while variants closer to Aiden are used in Ireland, the UK and the USA. Aiden also has many names that sound similar, and can be used gender neutrally – Cayden, Hayden, and Jayden, for example. With all of its different spellings, it is more likely that a misspelling will actually just be a variant of the name Aiden – however, one example of a misspelling is ‘Adian’.
With so many spellings, it is hard to get an objective look at how popular the name ‘Aiden’ actually is, because while they sound exactly the same ‘Aiden’ and ‘Aidan’ have two separate popularity statistics. Even separately, however, Aiden and its variants score well, particularly since the start of the 21st century – ‘Aiden’ reached the top twenty boys names in 2008, and was the fourteenth most popular name in 2014, and ‘Aidan’ reached the top hundred in 2001. Aiden also scored in the top hundred names for boys in England and Wales (the 92nd most popular name for boys), Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Scotland in 2014.
Famous people with the name Aiden (or variants of) are Aidan Quinn (actor), Aidan Turner (actor), and Aiden Grimshaw (musician).
In part, Aiden’s popularity can be attributed to St. Aidan. Legend says that he saved a hunted deer by turning it invisible, and as such artwork usually associates Aidan with stag imagery.
Pronunciation: (AY den) Form of:Aidan Celebrity Names & Famous real-life people:
Aiden Grimshaw, English musician
Aiden "A.W." Tozer, American Christian pastor, preacher, author, magazine editor and spiritual mentor
Aiden Turner, British actor
Aiden McGeady, Irish footballer.
Considering Aiden as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Aiden for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Aiden is a boy name.
The name Aiden is of Celtic - Gaelic origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Turkish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Aiden we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Aiden Name Meaning
The meaning of Aiden is “Little fiery one”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Aiden and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Aiden and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Aiden is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Aiden Categories
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Popularity of the Name Aiden
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Aiden displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Aiden Boy Name Popularity Chart
Aiden Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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