What does Aden mean?
Aden \a-den\ 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. Adan is the Spanish form.
Aden has 1 more different form via Aodh: Aodhagan.
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Aden for boys. Aden entered the list in 2000 and reached its top rank of #245 in the U.S. in 2006, and is presently at #335. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 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. These boy names reached the height of their popularity in the year 2009 (usage of 0.4847%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.4307%, down 11.1%). Adan (#373) and Aden (#335) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns among these. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Aden is pronounced similarly to Aedan▼, Aidan, Aiden, Aidyn▼, Auden, Aydan▼, Ayden, Aydin, Eaden, Edan, Eden, Edin, Edon, Edun, Edyn, Eiden, Idan, Odin and Odon. Other suggested similar baby names are Adam, Addem, Ade, Adel, Adem, Adim, Adney, Adom, Alden, Alen, Arden▼, Aren and Asen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aden.