What does Walden mean?
Walden /wal-den/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Walden is "wooded valley".
Related boy name: Waldo.more]
How 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. Census)
Popular varying forms of Walden (outside Top 1000) are Walter (#337 in 2014), Wally, Waldo and Valter. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.3913%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.1658%, ▼57.6%), with the forms Waldo, Wally and Walter becoming less stylish. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Walden and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Walden is pronounced similarly to Alden▲, Elden▼, Welden and Weldon▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Halden, Malden, Walton▼ and Warden. These names tend to be more frequently used than Walden.