A spirited baby may be in the cards for you if you decide to name your son Aiden, derived from the Irish Aidan, meaning “fiery one.” The name originated from the Celtic god of sun and fire, Aodh. Ironically, Aiden’s throughout history have been known for their gentle nature including St. Aidan, and a bishop who was famed for his kindness. Aiden is currently a boy name superstar, rocketing up the ranks in the 2000s to become one of the most popular names of the decade.


  • celtic:
  • gaelic:
  • irish: Fiery one

Alternative Spellings


Famous Namesakes:

Actor Aiden Quinn

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Tracey Gold, Son of Rod Stewart