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What does Eden mean?

Eden Pronunciation of Eden as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Eden) is pronounced EED'n. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Eden is "place of pleasure". Biblical: the Garden of Eden (Hebrew �den) is the paradise home of Adam and Eve. May also be used as a variant of Edan, or as a transferred surname derived from the given name Edun or Edon, which is of Old English origin, from �ad meaning "riches" and h�n meaning "bear cub". Some early uses of the name may be a variant of Aidan. English statesman Sir Anthony Eden.


ASSOCIATED WITH biblical, home, surname, old, riches (wealthy), bear


VARIANTS Eaden, Eadin, Edin, Ednan, Edon, Edun, Edyn

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA AIDAN Aedan, Aiden, Aidyn, Aydan, Ayden, Aydin, Edan, Eidan, Eiden




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How popular is Eden?

Eden is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#4597 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Eden was first listed in 1992 and reached its peak rank of #488 in the U.S. in 2018. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eden name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eden outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Eden (#488 A YEAR AGO) ranked in the Top 2000 are Aiden (#19), Ayden (#104), Aidan (#242), Aydin (#861), Aydan (#1284), Aidyn (#1290), Aedan (#1507) and Eiden (#1737). These forms of Eden reached the height of their popularity 10 years ago (MEDIAN #642) and are somewhat less conventional today (#836, 37.7%), with the form Aidan becoming somewhat dated. Eden, Aydin and Aiden are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eden, Aedan, Aidan, Aiden, Aidyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aydan, Ayden, Aydin, Eiden in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aidan, Aiden, Ayden outside U.S.

Similar Names

Eden is alike in pronunciation to Adan, Aden, Adin, Adon, Auden, Edwin, Edwyn, Idan, Odin and Odon. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aren, Asen, Ben, Bren, Deen, Den, Eagen, Ean, Eban, Eben, Edel, Edelin, Eder, Edik, Edlin, Edom, Edred, Edsel, Edson, Edvin, Efren, Egan, Egon, Eian, Ekon, Elden, Elder, Eldon, Elex, Elon, Elven, Emlen, Ender, Enea, Eon, Eran, Erin, Ern, Eron, Etan, Ethen, Eton, Euan, Euen, Eugen, Evan, Even, Evyn, Ewen, Ewin, Ezer, Haden, Iven, Jaden, Kaden, Ken, Len, Olen, Oren, Owen, Paden, Pen, Rien, Ryden and Ryen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Eden.

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