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What does Braiden mean?

Braiden Pronunciation of Braiden [braiden] as a name for boys means "descendant of Bradán". Braiden is an alternate form of Braden (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the Irish surname.


Braiden has 11 variants: Bradan, Bradden, Braddon, Bradin, Bradon, Braeden, Braedon, Braidin, Braydan, Brayden and Braydon.

Creative forms:
(male) Berden, Braiton, ..

(female) Braian, Braile, ..

Middle name pairings:
Braiden Nash (B.N.), ..

How popular is Braiden?

Braiden is a rare first name for males. Braiden is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Braiden entered the list in 1993 and reached its peak rank of #468 in the U.S. in 2010, and is currently at #897. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Braiden name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Braden (#414 from current records), Bradon, Braeden (#795), Braedon, Braydan, Brayden (#61) and Braydon (#572) are the popular varying forms of Braiden (#897 from current records). These relations of Braiden were at the peak of their popularity a decade ago (adoption of 0.68%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.42%, down 38.3%), with forms like Braden becoming less trendy. Braden is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Brayden is now more regularly used.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Braydan, Brayden, Braydon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Braiden is alike in pronunciation to Broden. Other suggested similar names are Barden, Bardon, Barten, Blagden, Borden, Bracken, Bradey, Bradney, Braidie, Braidy, Brain, Braiser (see Brazier), Braizer, Brandan, Branden, Brander, Brandin, Brandon, Brandyn, Brannen, Bransen, Branten, Braylen, Brenden, Brien, Briton, Caiden, Graidey, Jaiden, Kaiden and Raiden. These names tend to be more frequently used than Braiden.

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