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What does Boden mean?

Boden Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: scandinavian, shelter (home), saint, 16th century.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Boton, Buden, ..

(female) Bobel, Bolee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Boden Zackary (B.Z.), ..

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)

Boden was first listed in 2002 and reached its peak rank of #976 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Bodie (#965 last year) is the only other popular related form of Boden (#976 last year) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Boden is at its most widespread today (average #970). 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.

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