What does Walden mean?
Walden [walden] 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".
Related boy name: Waldo.Creative forms:
(male) Wagden, Wilden, ..
(female) Waldenna, Waldenney, .. Middle name pairings:
Walden Rafe (W.R.), ..
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. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Walden for boys. Walden entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its highest rank of #1870 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Walden are Walter (#308 in recent rankings), Walt, Wally, Waldon, Waldo and Valter. These relations of Walden were favored as birth names in the 1880s (usage of 1.67%) and are now significantly less common (usage 0.06%, ▼96%).
Walden is pronounced similarly to Aldan, Alden▲, Aldin, Aldon, Elden▼, Eldin, Eldon▼, Welden, Weldon▼ and Welldon. Other suggested similar names are Balder, Barden, Belden, Caden, Caiden▲, Calder, Carden, Cayden▲, Colden, Dalen, Dallen, Dalten, Eaden, Galen▼, Galten, Galven, Haden▼, Haldan, Halen, Hallen, Halten (see Halton), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.