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".
Affiliated boy name: Caden.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)
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)
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.
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.