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Aidan (girl)

What does Aidan mean?

Aidan Pronunciation of Aidan [aidan] as a girls' name (also used more generally as boys' name Aidan) is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Aidan is "fire". From Aodh. Saint Aidan was a seventh-century Irish monk.

Associated with: gaelic, fire, saint, monk.


Aidan has 6 variants: Adan, Aden, Aiden, Audan, Ayden and Aydenn.

Affiliated girl names: Aithne, Edana and Enat.

6 masculine forms: Aodh, Caden, Coy, Edan, Eden and Hayden.

Creative forms:
(female) Addan, Alidan, ..

(male) Aides, Aimal, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aidan Emory (A.E.), ..

How popular is Aidan?

Aidan is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Aidan is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Aidan was first listed in 1995 and reached its top position of #1006 in the U.S. in the year 2003, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aidan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aidan outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Aiden and Ayden are the prominent varying forms of Aidan rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Aidan reached the top of their popularity in 2008 (average #1540).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aidan, Aiden, Ayden in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aidan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aidan is alike in pronunciation to Adeen, Adene, Adin, Adine, Audene, Eadan, Eaden, Eadin, Eden, Edin and Edyn. Other suggested similar names are Abida, Ada, Adah, Adal, Adana, Adda, Addal (see Adalia), Aeran, Aida, Aidah, Aidana, Aide, Aidee, Aila, Ailani, Ailyn, Aina, Ainah, Airin, Aivana, Aiyana, Alda, Aldana, Alida, Alidah, Alisan, Anda, Arda, Ardah, Arden, Ardin, Arlan, Auda, Ayda, Aydana, Dian, Miran, Niran, Rian and Sian. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aidan.

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