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.more]
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 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)
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.
Thinking of names?
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.