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 1 more different relation via Aodh: Aodhagan.Kreatif forms: Adenaa, Adennia, Adennio. [more]
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. 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 2 years ago) are Adan (#373 2 years ago) and Adin. These relations of Aden were favored as baby names in the year 2009 (usage of 0.4847%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.4307%, 11.1% less). Adan has been the overall favorite, though Aden is now more regularly used. (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.