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Baby Names: Brayden – Babble


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Meaning: Salmon; broad valley

Origin: Irish; English

Alternate spellings: Braden, Brady, Bradyn, Braedon, Braeden, Braiden, Braydon

Brayden is another way to spell the name Braden, which comes from an Irish surname that means “salmon” – perhaps a good name for a Pisces baby? It’s also linked to an English name meaning “broad valley.” On the U.S. charts, Braden goes back to 1970, but Brayden is a relative newcomer, entering the top 1,000 for the first time in 1991. It’s also a favorite name for parents who like creative spellings. You, too, can pick from Braden, Braydon, Braeden, Braiden, Bradyn, and Braedon. Currently, the Brayden spelling is most popular. Just don’t get all crazy and start adding extra vowels like Braayden. Promise?

By The Numbers

U.S. Rank by Year

2000: 199

2004: 107

2008: 51

Rank of Similar Names in 2008

Braden 156

Braeden 346

Braedon 822

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3 thoughts on “Baby Names: Brayden – Babble

  1. says:

    brayden, hayden, jayden…this is a popular thing going on.

  2. says:

    Since my son is a 4th generation Braden, I love it!

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