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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".


Variations

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

For more information, see also the related boy name Caden.

Braden has 1 feminine form: Bradyn.


Popularity

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. 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)

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 boy names reached its peak in the year 2008 (usage of 0.6727%) and is now much lower (usage 0.4613%, down 31.4%), 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)

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

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


Similar Names

Braden is alike in pronunciation to Broden. Other recommended similar baby names are Barden, Borden, Bradey, Bradney, Branden and Graden. These names tend to be more commonly used than Braden.

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