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What does Walden mean?

Walden Pronunciation of 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". Also form of Waldo.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, valley, old, pond (meadow)


VARIANTS Waldenn, Waldi, Waldon

RELATIONS VIA WALTER Valter, Walder, Wally, Walt, Walther



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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)

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, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Walden are Walter (#271 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Valter, Waldo, Waldon, Wally and Walt. These relations of Walden were favored as birth names in the 1880s (USAGE OF 1.67%) and are now significantly less common (USAGE 0.07%, 96%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Walden, Waldo, Waldon, Wally, Walt, Walter in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Valter, Walter outside U.S.

Similar Names

Walden is pronounced similarly to Aldan, Alden, Aldin, Aldon, Elden, Eldin, Eldon, Welden, Weldon and Welldon. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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