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What does Boden mean?

Boden /bo-den/ as a boys' name is pronounced BOH-den. It is of Scandinavian and Old French origin, and the meaning of Boden is "shelter; one who brings news". Saint Bodey (16th century) was an English saint.


Boden has 6 variants: Bodey, Bodie, Bodin, Bodine, Bowden and Bowdoin.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Bodenna, Buden, ..

(female) Bodenna, Bodennie, ..

How popular is Boden?

Boden is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7430 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Boden for boys. Boden was first listed in 2002 and reached its peak rank of #992 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Boden name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of Boden and related names. Bodie (#981 last year) is the only other popular related form of Boden (#992 last year) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Boden is at its most widespread today (average #986). Bodie is the firm favorite, though Boden has grown trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Boden, Bodie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Boden and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Boden is pronounced similarly to Bohdan. Other suggested similar names are Aden, Aiden, Alden, Arden, Auden, Ayden, Barden, Bede, Belden, Ben, Beven, Biren, Boban, Bodhi, Boe, Bogdan, Bogey, Bolten, Borden, Bordin, Bordon, Born, Bourn, Bowen, Bowin, Boyde, Boyn, Braden, Bren, Brien, Brodee, Broden, Broder, Brodey, Bryen, Byren, Caden, Cobden, Colden, Coren, Eaden, Eden, Eiden, Elden, Forden, Foxen, Godden, Golden, Gorden, Goren, Haden, Holden, Jaden, Joben, Jorden, Joren, Kaden, Koren, Logen, Loren, Nolen, Ogden, Paden, Rowen, Royden, Rozen, Ryden, Soren, Toren and Worden. These names tend to be more commonly used than Boden.