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 information, 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 (#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)
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)