What does Brayden mean?
Brayden /bray-den/ 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.
(male) Bramden, Bridden, ..
(female) Brayce, Brayde, ..
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)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Brayden for boys. Brayden entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #37 in the U.S. in 2011, and is presently at #62. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Popular related forms of Brayden (#62 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000 are Braden (#358 a year ago), Bradon, Braeden (#802), Braedon, Braiden (#824), Braydan, Braydon (#527) and Braylen (#408). Adoption of these relations of Brayden was well-received among parents less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.73%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.49%, ▼33.5%), with forms such as Braden becoming less in vogue. Brayden and Braylen are two of the more trendy birth names here.
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.