What does Aden mean?
Aden /aden/ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Aden) is pronounced AY-den. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Aden is "fire". Variant of Aodh. Also a place name for a region of South Yemen, formerly a British colony.
(male) Adana, Addan, ..
(female) Adana, Adenna, ..
How popular is Aden?
Aden is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#10591 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Aden for boys. Aden reached its top rank of #245 in the U.S. in 2006, and is presently at #335. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Aden and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Aden (#335 last year) are Adan (#373 last year) and Adin (#1733). These relations of Aden were favored as baby names 5 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.1%, 25% less). Adan has been the overall favorite, though Aden is now more regularly used.
Aden▲ is pronounced similarly to Aedan, Aidan▼, Aiden▲, Aidyn, Auden, Aydan, Ayden▲, Aydin▲, Eaden, Eadin, Edan, Eden▲, Edin, Edon, Edun, Edwin▼, Edwyn, Edyn, Eidan, Eiden, Idan, Odin▲ and Odon. Other suggested similar names are Acee, Acel, Acer, Acey, Ad, Adal, Adam▼, Adar, Addem, Ade, Adel, Adem, Adim, Adiv, Adnan, Adney, Adnon, Adom, Adrien▲, Adya, Aed, Alben, Alden▲, Aldon, Alec▼, Alen, Alex, Amein, Amel, Ames, Amyn, Aran, Ardel, Arden, Ardin, Aren, Arjen, Arrden, Arren, Asen, Avel, Avon, Axel▲, Ayren, Boden▲, Bren, Glen▼, Kaden, Ogden, Oren▼, Ryden and Sven. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aden.