What does Brayden mean?
Brayden /bray-den/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys means "descendant of Bradán". Brayden is an alternate form, with the suffix -yden, of Braden (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the Irish surname. See also Braylen.
How popular is Brayden?
Brayden is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#92601 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Brayden for boys. Brayden entered the list in 1991 and reached its peak rank of #37 in the U.S. in 2011, and is presently at #62. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular related forms of Brayden (#62 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Braden (#358 a year ago), Braeden (#802), Braedon, Braiden (#824), Braydon (#527) and Braylen (#408). Usage of these boy names reached its peak in the year 2009 (usage of 0.6101%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.4313%, ▼29.3%), with the forms Braeden, Braedon and Braiden becoming less in vogue. Braden (#358), Brayden (#62), Braydon (#527) and Braylen (#408) are four of the more trendy birth names here. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Brayden and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)