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pinWhat does Braden mean?

Braden /bra-den/ as a boys' name is pronounced BRAY-den. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Braden is "descendant of Bradán". Transferred use of the Irish surname. Bradán is a personal name meaning "salmon".


Braden has 12 variants: Bradan, Bradden, Braddon, Bradin, Bradon, Braeden, Braedon, Braiden, Braidin, Braydan, Brayden and Braydon.

Affiliated boy name: Caden.

Braden has 2 feminine forms: Bradyn and Braylee.

Kreatif forms: Beaden, Bralen, Bridden. [more]

pinHow popular is Braden?

Braden is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#2548 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Braden for boys. Braden entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #133 in the U.S. in 2005, and is presently at #358. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Braden and affiliated names. Braeden (#802 the previous year), Braedon, Braiden (#824), Brayden (#62), Braydon (#527) and Caden (#198) are the popular variation forms of Braden (#358 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these forms of Braden reached its peak in the year 2008 (adoption of 0.67%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.46%, down 31.4%). Braden is the firm favorite, though Brayden is currently the more favored form, while versions like Braiden have lost favor.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Braden, Braeden, Braedon, Braiden, Brayden in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Braydon, Caden in U.S.

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

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Braden is alike in pronunciation to Broden. Other recommended similar baby names are Arden, Arrden, Barden, Bardon, Barten, Beagen, Beamen, Beaven, Belden, Blade, Blagden, Boden, Borden, Bordin, Bordon, Bowden, Bracken, Brad, Bradd, Bradey, Bradie, Bradlea, Bradlee, Bradley, Bradly, Bradney, Brady, Brae, Brain, Bran, Brandan, Branden, Brander, Brandin, Brandon, Brandyn, Brann, Brannen, Bransen, Branten, Braser, Braylen, Brazer, Bren, Brenden, Breton, Brien, Briton, Brodee, Broder, Brodey, Brycen, Bryen, Brysen, Craven, Draven, Dryden, Eaden, Gradea, Gradee, Gradey, Haden, Jaden, Kaden and Paden. These names tend to be more commonly used than Braden.