What does Walden mean?
Walden \wa(l)-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".
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Waldo.
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 (#unlisted) 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%, down 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.