What does Aidan mean?
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.
How popular is Aidan?
Aidan is a rare given name for males. Aidan is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Aidan for boys. Aidan was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex position of #39 in the U.S. in 2003, and is at #187 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Aidan and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Aidan (#187 2 years ago) appearing in the Top 1000 are Aedan, Aiden (#14 2 years ago), Aidyn (#924), Aydan (#906), Ayden (#74), Aydin (#735), Caden (#198), Coy, Eden (#601) and Hayden (#142). Adoption of these forms of Aidan reached its peak in the year 2008 (usage of 0.5495%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.4745%, ▼13.6%). Hayden is the firm favorite, although Ayden appears to be becoming a favorite too, while Aedan, Aidyn, Aydan and Coy are now less popular. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Aidan▲ is 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.