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.
(male) Aaddan, Aian, ..
(female) Aidanna, Aidanne, ..
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. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name statistics of Aidan for boys. Aidan was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #39 in the U.S. in 2003, and is at #187 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Aidan and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Aidan (#187 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000 are Aedan (#1116 a year ago), Aiden (#14), Aidyn (#924), Aydan (#906), Ayden (#74), Aydin (#735), Caden (#198), Coy (#1208), Eden (#601) and Hayden (#142). Adoption of these forms of Aidan reached its peak in the year 2008 (usage of 2.01%) and is somewhat less today (usage 1.45%, ▼27.7%). Hayden is the firm favorite, although Aiden appears to be becoming a favorite too, while forms such as Aidan are now less popular.
Aidan▼ is pronounced similarly to Adan▲, Aden▲, Adin, Adon, Auden, Eaden, Eadin, Edin, Edon, Edun, Edyn, Idan, Odin▲ and Odon. Other suggested similar names are Abda, Abidan, Abran, Achidan, Adam▼, Adao, Adar, Addam, Adiran, Adnan, Agilan, Ahran, Ahsan, Aias, Aikin, Ailean, Ailin, Aimon, Airen, Airyn, Aitan, Alan▼, Aldan, Alden▲, Aldin, Aldon, Allan▼, Alvan, Aman, Amidan, Amiran, Andon▼, Annan, Arda, Ardal, Ardian, Ardin, Ardon, Arlan, Arman, Arnan, Aslan, Athan, Avidan, Ayman, Caidan, Dilan▲, Eilan, Eitan, Gian, Jian, Kadan, Kaidan, Kian▲, Kiean, Kiran, Midian, Milan▲, Nisan, Ogdan and Rian. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aidan.