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) Addan, Adoen, ..
(female) Addon, Adnia, .. Middle name pairings:
Aden Chris (A.C.), ..
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)
Aden reached its top rank of #245 in the U.S. in 2006, and is presently at #369. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Aden (#369 last year) are Adan (#395 last year) and Adin (#1842). These relations of Aden were favored as baby names 6 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.1%, 32% 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.See names in meaning and etymology.