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pinWhat does Walden mean?

Walden /wal-den/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Walden is "wooded valley".

Place name. Also possibly a variant of Old German names with Wald-, such as Walter. Literary: Thoreau's book and the pond "Walden".


Walden has 3 variants: Waldenn, Waldi and Waldon.

Related boy name: Waldo.

Walden has 5 more relations via Walter: Valter, Walder, Wally, Walt and Walther.

Kreatif forms: Wagden, Waldengh. [more]

pinHow popular is Walden?

Walden is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#1343 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Popular varying forms of Walden (outside Top 1000) are Walter (#337 in recent rankings), Wally, Waldo and Valter. These relations of Walden were favored as birth names during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.391%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.166%, 58%). Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Walden and related names. (Top Birth Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Waldo, Wally, Walter in U.S.

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

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Walden is pronounced similarly to Aldan, Alden, Aldin, Aldon, Elden, Eldin, Eldon, Welden, Weldon and Welldon. Other suggested similar baby names are Balder, Barden, Belden, Caden, Caiden, Calder, Carden, Cayden, Colden, Dalen, Dallen, Dalten, Eaden, Galen, Galten, Galven, Haden, Haldan, Halen, Hallen, Halten, Harden, Hayden, Holden, Jaden, Jaeden, Jaiden, Jalen, Jayden, Kaden, Kaeden, Kaiden, Kalen, Kamden, Kayden, Kelden, Landen, Malden, Maldon, Mallen, Marden, Melden, Paden, Raiden, Selden, Talen, Tallen, Tilden, Valen, Vallen, Varden, Wald, Waldron, Walker, Waller, Walton, Walwin, Warde, Warden, Warren, Wayde, Waylen, Welton, Wilde and Wilder. These names tend to be more frequently used than Walden.