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pinWhat does Hayden mean?

Hayden /hay-den/ as a boys' name is pronounced HAY-den. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Hayden is "heathen".

From Hadyn, the name of the composer Josef Hadyn (1732-1809), which derives from German heiden "heathen". Hayden is also used as a Welsh form of Aidan, or may be from the surname Haddon "hill of heather", or Heydon "hay clearing". Actor Hayden Christensen.


Hayden has 4 variants: Haden, Haydan, Haydn and Haydon.

Related boy name: Caden.

Hayden has 14 more related forms via Aidan, Haddon: Aedan, Aidano, Aiden, Aidyn, Aydan, Ayden, Aydin, Edan, Eden, Eidan, Eiden, Haddan, Haddin and Hadon.

Kreatif forms: Haydenth, Hayhea, Hudden. [more]

pinHow popular is Hayden?

Hayden is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1179 out of 1220, Top 97%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#878 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Hayden for boys. Hayden entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #72 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is at #142 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Aedan, Aidan (#187 2 years ago), Aiden (#14), Aidyn (#924), Aydan (#906), Ayden (#74), Aydin (#735), Caden (#198), Eden (#601) and Haden are the prominent alternative forms of Hayden (#142 2 years ago) appearing in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Haddan, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Hayden was at its peak in the year 2008 (average #450) and is almost as conventional today (#525, 13.6% less). Hayden is more widely used than the rest, though Aiden is currently the top form, while Aedan, Aidyn, Aydan and Haden are no longer trendy. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Hayden and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hayden, Aedan, Aidan, Aiden, Aidyn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aydan, Ayden, Aydin, Caden, Eden, Haden in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Hayden is alike in pronunciation to Hadden. Other recommended similar baby names are Cayden, Halden, Harden, Hayder, Jayden and Kayden. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hayden.