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What does Caden mean?

Caden \c(a)-den\ as a boys' name is pronounced KAY-den. It is of Scottish origin, and the meaning of Caden is "son of Cadán". From the Scottish surname McCadden. Also used as a variant of Cade, in which case it is used as a fashionable modern coinage similar to names like Aidan, Braden and Hayden.


Caden has 9 variants: Cadan, Cadon, Cadyn, Caedan, Cayden, Kaden, Kadin, Kadyn and Kaeden.

Caden has 31 more related forms via Aidan, Braden, Cade, Hayden: Aedan, Aidano, Aiden, Aidyn, Aydan, Ayden, Aydin, Bradan, Bradden, Braddon, Bradin, Bradon, Braeden, Braedon, Braiden, Braidin, Braydan, Brayden, Braydon, Caide, Edan, Eden, Eidan, Eiden, Haden, Haydan, Haydn, Haydon, Kade, Kayde and Kayden.

Caden has 1 feminine form: Cadence.


Caden is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#41189 out of 88799, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Caden for boys. Caden entered the list in 1992 and reached its highest position of #91 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is at #198 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caden name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Caden and associated names. Aiden (#14 in 2014), Brayden (#62), Ayden (#74), Kayden (#90), Hayden (#142), Kaden (#171), Aidan (#187), Cayden (#197), Braden (#358), Cade (#361), Kade (#405), Braydon (#527), Eden (#601), Aydin (#735), Braeden (#802), Braiden (#824), Kaeden (#896), Aydan (#906), Aidyn (#924), Haden, Kadyn, Kadin, Braedon and Aedan are the prominent alternative forms of Caden (#198 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name was at its apex in 2008 and is now much less, with versions like Braeden, Braiden, Aydan, Aidyn and Kaeden falling out of fashion. The trendier birth names here are Eden (#601), Kayden (#90), Ayden (#74), Kade (#405) and Aiden (#14). (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aedan, Aidan, Aiden, Aidyn, Aydan, Ayden, Aydin, Braden, Braeden, Braedon in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Braiden, Brayden, Braydon, Cade, Caden, Cayden, Eden, Haden, Hayden, Kade in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kaden, Kadin, Kadyn, Kaeden, Kayden in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aidan, Aiden, Ayden, Brayden, Hayden outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kaden, Kayden outside U.S.

Similar Names

Caden is alike in pronunciation to Caidan, Caiden, Caidin, Caidon, Caydan, Caydin, Caydon, Kadan, Kadeen, Kadon and Kaiden. Other suggested similar baby names are Cadel, Cadmo, Camden, Carden, Eaden, Jaden and Paden. Like Caden, these names are not commonly used.