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What does Brayden mean?

Brayden Pronunciation of Brayden [bray-den] as a name for boys means "descendant of Bradán". Brayden is an alternate form of Braden (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the Irish surname. See also Braylen.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Bramden, Briden, ..

(female) Brayan, Brayde, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brayden Maurice (B.M.), ..

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. Demographics)

Brayden entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #37 in the U.S. in 2011, and is presently at #61. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Brayden (#61 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000 are Braden (#414 a year ago), Bradon, Braeden (#795), Braedon, Braiden (#897), Braydan, Braydon (#572) and Braylen (#412). Adoption of these relations of Brayden was well-received among parents a decade ago (adoption of 0.73%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.46%, 37.2%), with forms such as Braden becoming less in vogue. Brayden and Braylen are two of the more trendy birth names here.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Brayden is pronounced similarly to Broden. Other suggested similar names are Barden, Bardon, Barten, Baylen, Blagden, Borden, Bracken, Bradey, Bradney, Brandan, Branden, Brander, Brandin, Brandon, Brandyn, Brannen, Bransen, Branten, Braydie, Braylin, Braylon, Brenden, Brycen, Bryen, Brysen, Cayden, Dryden, Graydon, Hayden, Jayden, Kayden and Slayden. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brayden.

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