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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.


Aden has 3 variants: Adan, Adin and Adon.

Kreatif forms:
(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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

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

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aden, Adan, Adin in U.S.

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

Similar Names


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.