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What does Harden mean?

Harden /hard-en/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Harden is "valley of the hares". Place name.

Associated with: old english, valley


Harden has 2 variants: Hardin and Hardon.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Hardel, Haren, ..

(female) Hardeney, Hardeni, ..

How popular is Harden?

Harden is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1284 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Harden for boys. Harden was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its highest position of #1410 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

The only other prominent alternative form of Harden is Hardin. Adoption of these forms of Harden was at its peak in the 1920s.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harden, Hardin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harden and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Harden is pronounced similarly to Hardwen, Hardwin, Hardwinn, Hardwyn, Hardwynn and Hawarden. Other suggested similar names are Arden, Barde, Barden, Barten, Borden, Cardin, Carmen, Carsen, Daren, Darien, Garmen, Garren, Garwen, Gorden, Hadden, Haddin, Haddon, Haden, Hadon, Halden, Halen, Halten (see Halton), Hamlen, Hansen, Harben, Harbin, Harding, Hardinge, Hardy, Harken, Harlen, Harlenn, Harley, Harlin, Harlyn, Harman, Harmon, Haroon, Haroun, Harper, Harrel, Harte, Harvey, Hayder, Haydn, Haydon, Horten, Jaden, Jarren, Jayden, Jorden, Kaden, Kaeden, Kaiden, Kamden, Karmen, Landen, Larren, Malden, Mardel, Marden, Mardon, Mardyn (see Marden), Marlen, Marten, Marven, Raiden, Taren and Walden. These names tend to be more frequently used than Harden.