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What does Eden mean?

Eden Pronunciation of Eden [eden] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Eden) is pronounced EED'n. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Eden is "place of pleasure". Biblical: the Garden of Eden (Hebrew den) is the paradise home of Adam and Eve. May also be used as a variant of Edan, or as a transferred surname derived from the given name Edun or Edon, which is of Old English origin, from ad meaning "riches" and hn meaning "bear cub". Some early uses of the name may be a variant of Aidan. English statesman Sir Anthony Eden.

Associated with: biblical, home, surname, old, riches (wealthy), bear.


Eden has 7 variants: Eaden, Eadin, Edin, Ednan, Edon, Edun and Edyn.

9 more alternative forms via Aidan: Aedan, Aiden, Aidyn, Aydan, Ayden, Aydin, Edan, Eidan and Eiden.

1 feminine form: Edna.

Creative forms:
(male) Edea, Enen, ..

(female) Edene, Edwen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Eden Chaz (E.C.), ..

How popular is Eden?

Eden is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#4597 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Eden was first listed in 1992 and reached its peak rank of #503 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Eden (#503 a year ago) ranked in the Top 2000 are Aiden (#13 a year ago), Ayden (#87), Aidan (#185), Aydin (#802), Aydan (#961), Aidyn (#1098) and Aedan (#1135). These forms of Eden reached the height of their popularity 7 years ago (median #473) and are almost as common today (#598, 21.7%), but with the form Aidan becoming somewhat dated. Eden, Aydin, Ayden and Aiden are four of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eden, Aedan, Aidan, Aiden, Aidyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aydan, Ayden, Aydin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Eden is alike in pronunciation to Adan, Aden, Adin, Adon, Auden, Edwin, Edwyn, Idan, Odin and Odon. Other suggested similar names are Aren, Asen, Ben, Bren, Deen, Den, Eagen, Ean, Eban, Eben, Edel, Edelin, Eder, Edik, Edlin, Edom, Edred, Edsel, Edson, Edvin, Efren, Egan, Egon, Eian, Ekon, Elden, Elder, Eldon, Elex, Elon, Elven, Emlen, Ender, Enea, Eon, Eran, Erin, Ern, Eron, Etan, Ethen, Eton, Euan, Euen, Eugen, Evan, Even, Evyn, Ewen, Ewin, Ezer, Haden, Iven, Jaden, Kaden, Ken, Len, Olen, Oren, Owen, Paden, Pen, Rien, Ryden and Ryen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Eden.

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