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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".

Walden has 3 variant forms: Waldenn, Waldi and Waldon.

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).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Walden and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Walter (#337) and Waldo. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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.