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What 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:
(male) Beaden, Braton, ..

(female) Brade, Bradennia, ..

How 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)


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

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Braden for boys. Braden entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #133 in the U.S. in 2005, and is presently at #358. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 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. Bradon, Braeden (#802 the previous year), Braedon, Braiden (#824), Braydan, Brayden (#62), Braydon (#527) and Caden (#198) are the popular variation forms of Braden (#358 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Braden reached its peak in the year 2008 (adoption of 0.9%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.6%, down 39.5%). Braden is the firm favorite, though Brayden is currently the more favored form, while versions like Braedon have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Braden, Bradon, Braeden, Braedon, Braiden in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Braydan, 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 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 (see Grady), Gradee, Gradey, Haden, Jaden, Kaden and Paden. These names tend to be more commonly used than Braden.