Meaning and name origin
Walden \wa(l)-den\ as a boy's 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".
For more information, see also the related boy name Waldo.
Walden is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1080 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Walden is also pronounced similarly to Alden, Elden, Welden and Weldon. Other suggested similar baby names are Halden, Malden, Walder, Walton and Warden. These names tend to be more commonly used than Walden.