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Meaning and name origin

Aidan \a(i)-dan\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Aidan), is pronounced AY-den. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Aidan is "fire". Anglicized form of the ancient Gaelic name Aedan, a pet form of Aed. Name of a bishop of Ferns (seventh century) who was noted for his kindness and generosity. Saint Aidan (Ireland, seventh century) established the monastery of Lindisfarne, one of the great centers of learning of its time. Aiden is a popular modern form of the name. Actor Aidan Quinn.

Aidan has 11 variant forms: Aedan, Aidano, Aiden, Aidyn, Aydan, Ayden, Aydin, Edan, Eden, Eidan and Eiden.

For more information, see also related boy names Aodh, Caden and Coy.

There are 3 feminine forms of Aidan: Aithne, Edana and Enat.


Aidan is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Aidan for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aidan name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Aidan and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Aiden (#14), Ayden (#74), Aidan (#187), Caden (#198), Eden (#601), Aydin (#735), Aydan (#906), Aidyn (#924), Coy and Aedan. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aiden, Ayden, Aidan, Caden, Eden, Aydin, Aydan, Aidyn, Coy, Aedan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aiden, Ayden, Aidan, Caden, Aydan, Aedan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aidan is also pronounced similarly to Adan, Aden, Adin, Adon, Auden and Idan. Other suggested similar baby names are Abidan, Adam, Addam, Aitan, Aldan, Amidan, Athan and Avidan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aidan.