What does Braden mean?
Braden \b-ra-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".
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Caden.
Braden has 1 feminine form: Bradyn.
Braden is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#2110 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
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 Birth Statistics)
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 this boy name reached its peak in 2008 and is now much lower, with the forms Braeden, Braedon and Braiden becoming less stylish. Braden (#358), Brayden (#62), Braydon (#527) and Caden (#198) are four of the more trendy names for newborns in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)