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Baby Names: Aiden – Babble


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Baby Names:

Aiden, Aidan

Meaning: Fiery one

Origin: Irish

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.

By The Numbers

U.S. Rank by Year

2000: 324

2004: 60

2008: 16

Rank of Similar Names in 2008

Aaden 343

Aden 254

Aiden 16

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2 thoughts on “Baby Names: Aiden – Babble

  1. says:

    I think of one of the sextuplets in Jon & Kate plus 8!

  2. says:

    Its my sons name.. love it..

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