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What does Cayden mean?

Cayden /cay-den/ as a boys' name. Cayden's roots are Scottish and Arabic, and the meaning of the name Cayden is "son of Cadán; companion". Cayden is an alternate spelling, with the prefix Cay-, of Caden (Scottish): from the Scottish last name McCadden. Cayden is also a variation of Kaden (Arabic).

Associated with: scottish, arabic.


Cayden has 24 variants: Cadan, Cadon, Cadyn, Caedan, Caidan, Caiden, Caidin, Caidon, Caydan, Caydin, Caydon, Kadan, Kadin, Kadon, Kadyn, Kaeden, Kaidan, Kaiden, Kaidin, Kaidon, Kaydan, Kayden, Kaydin and Kaydon.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Caydenna, Clyden, ..

(female) Caydenna, Caydenne, ..

How popular is Cayden?

Cayden is an unusual first name for males. Cayden is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Cayden for boys. Cayden entered the list in 1994 and reached its apex rank of #143 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is at #197 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the boy name Cayden and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Cayden (#197 in 2014) are Caden (#198 in 2014), Cadyn, Caiden (#272), Kaden (#171), Kadin (#1587), Kadyn (#1291), Kaeden (#896), Kaidan (#1885), Kaiden (#124), Kayden (#90), Kaydin and Kaydon (#1607). Other variants, like Caidin, are seldom used. These relations of Cayden were at the peak of their popularity in the year 2009 (median #816) and have remained as popular to this day (#947, down 8%). Kaden is the longstanding favorite, though Kayden is currently the more favored form, while Kadin used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cayden, Caden, Cadyn, Caiden, Kaden in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kadin, Kadyn, Kaeden, Kaidan, Kaiden in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kayden, Kaydin, Kaydon in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Cayden is pronounced similarly to Kadeen. Other recommended names are Ayden, Barden, Baylen, Brayden, Cade, Cadel, Cadmo (see Cadmus), Caelen, Calder, Camden, Camdin, Camdon, Camren, Carden, Cardin, Cardon, Carmen, Carsen, Cathan, Cayce, Caycey, Cayle, Cayleb, Clyde, Cobden, Colden, Coryden, Cotten, Cydney, Daylen, Dayten, Dryden, Eaden, Gaylen, Hadden, Haden, Halden, Harden, Haydan, Hayden, Hayder, Haydn, Haydon, Jaden, Jaeden, Jaiden, Jaycen, Jayde, Jaydee, Jayden, Jaydon, Jaylen, Jaysen, Jayven, Kamden, Kayde, Kayven, Landen, Malden, Marden, Paden, Raiden, Rayder, Raydon, Raylen, Rayven, Royden, Ryden, Slayden, Tayten, Varden, Walden, Warden and Wayde. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cayden.