Meaning: Fiery one
Alternate spellings: Aden, Aaden, Ayden, Aidan, Adan, Aydan, Aydin, Aidyn, Aedan
Consider yourself warned – Aiden comes from the Irish name Aidan, meaning “fiery one.” Historically, however, it’s belonged to some very gentle people, including several Irish monks and saints in the seventh century – especially a bishop who was noted for his kindness and generosity and St. Aidan, who brought Christianity to the people of northeast England. As part of the recent Irish name explosion, Aiden went from near obscurity in 1990 to one of the most popular names in the U.S. just a decade later. The most popular spelling is Aiden, but all of these different spellings also appear on the charts: Aidan, Ayden, Aden, Aaden, Adan, Aydan, Aydin, Aidyn, and Aedan.
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Rank of Similar Names in 2008