Aiden Name Meaning

Aiden has been taking the baby name world by storm since the early 2000s with his stylish look and trendy vibes. He’s the name of two saints as well as a king, leaving his mark on history long before sneaking up the name charts.The name has burned especially bright in the hearts of many parents thanks to its warm meaning “little fire.”

Boyish and adventurous, little Aiden is bursting with energy, perhaps due to his fiery meaning. He’s a name rich with character, the perfect choice for a little boy destined for games of backyard tag and exploration with friends. Despite his youthful feel he also wears well on adults thanks to his lack of cutesy nicknames and strong ending similar to yesterday’s Brandon and Alan.

Aiden is on-trend with the -aden name craze of Hayden, Brayden, Caiden, and Jaden. He’s also a vowel name, a trend seen in the rise of Owen, Ethan, and Oliver. In addition, he’s an Irish name, an origin that has been dominating U.S. charts with Liam, Dylan, and Conor making their marks as well.

Aiden is teeming with variant spellings for parents to choose from including Aidan, Ayden, Aydan, and Aden. Similar names without the popularity are Eagan, Brendon, and Kieran.

Infographic of Aiden name meaning, which is A derivative of Aodhan, Aiden is an Irish name meaning little fire.
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Aiden Name Popularity

How popular is the name Aiden? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Aiden was the 19th most popular boys name, representing 0.7263% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Aiden has been the 168th most popular boys name, representing 0.1368% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 0 0%
1981 0 0%
1982 0 0%
1983 0 0%
1984 0 0%
1985 0 0%
1986 0 0%
1987 0 0%
1988 0 0%
1989 0 0%
1990 2,441 5 0.0003%
1991 2,358 6 0.0004%
1992 2,140 8 0.0005%
1993 1,879 12 0.0008%
1994 1,208 44 0.0029%
1995 989 79 0.0052%
1996 825 122 0.0081%
1997 634 219 0.0148%
1998 547 321 0.0214%
1999 474 436 0.0291%
2000 322 852 0.0558%
2001 217 1,577 0.1047%
2002 135 2,830 0.1888%
2003 73 5,684 0.3736%
2004 60 7,159 0.4697%
2005 50 9,081 0.5939%
2006 30 11,583 0.7397%
2007 27 13,101 0.8304%
2008 16 15,578 1.0079%
2009 12 16,017 1.0716%
2010 9 15,535 1.078%
2011 9 15,492 1.0874%
2012 10 14,896 1.0453%
2013 12 13,615 0.9563%
2014 14 13,394 0.9193%
2015 13 13,449 0.9243%
2016 16 12,212 0.847%
2017 17 11,259 0.8067%
2018 19 9,979 0.7263%

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Names Like Aiden

If you like Aiden, you’ll love these other names like Aiden.


What names are diminutives of Aiden?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Aiden sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Aiden, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dan

Judge; God is my judge

Hebrew

#1,438 (0.0038%)  

What names are variants of Aiden?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Aiden.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aden

Fire

Gaelic

#499 (0.0377%)  
Aidan

Little fire

Irish

#241 (0.1111%)  
Aidyn

Fire

Gaelic

#1,228 (0.0058%)  
Aydan

Fire

Gaelic

#1,241 (0.0057%)  
Ayden

Little fire

Irish

#104 (0.2652%)  

What names sound like Aiden?

If you like how Aiden sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Aiden.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aiken

Made of oak

English

Airen

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Alden

Old friend

English

#627 (0.0257%)  
Arden

Great forest

Latin

#1,232 (0.0058%)  
Auden

Old friend

English

#1,596 (0.0027%)  
Bradan

Salmon

Irish

Braden

Salmon

Irish

#566 (0.0317%)  
Brayden

Son of Bradan

Irish

#84 (0.319%)  
Caden

Son of Cadan

Irish

#236 (0.1146%)  
Caidan

Companion

Arabic

Caiden

Son of Cadan

American

#340 (0.067%)  
Eiden

Fire

Gaelic

#1,385 (0.0041%)  
Hayden

Hay valley

English

#179 (0.157%)  
Jadan
Jaden

Thankful one

Hebrew

#244 (0.1074%)  
Jadon

Thankful; God will judge

Hebrew

#1,257 (0.0055%)  
Jayden

Thankful one

Hebrew

#30 (0.6225%)  
Kayden

Son of Cadan

American

#98 (0.2883%)  
Raiden

Thunder and lightning

Japanese

#418 (0.0506%)  
Zaiden

Increasing, Surplus

American

#422 (0.0494%)  

What names are similar to Aiden?

Find a name that’s like Aiden, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Finn

Fair

Irish

#166 (0.1681%)  
Ian

God is gracious

Scottish

#78 (0.3398%)  
Leland

Plowed land

English

#409 (0.0526%)  
Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

#1 (1.4439%)  
Mason

Stoneworker

English

#9 (0.9051%)  
Owen

Noble born

Welsh

#25 (0.676%)  
Ronan

Little seal

Irish

#292 (0.0844%)  
Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

#129 (0.2198%)  
Ryan

Little king

Irish

#46 (0.5026%)  
Sean

God is gracious

Irish

#267 (0.0935%)  

Lists With Aiden

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Aiden.


Siblings of Aiden

Mamas with kids named Aiden also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Austin

Great

English

#81 (0.3379%)  
Hudson

Son of Hudd

English

#54 (0.476%)  
Harrison

Son of Harry

English

#115 (0.2462%)  
Hunter

Hunter

English

#57 (0.4404%)  
Ricky

Powerful leader; peaceful ruler

German

#653 (0.0235%)  
Noah

To rest

Hebrew

#2 (1.3296%)  

8 Comments

  1. I did a lot of searching before I finalized on Aiden!
    He was our answered prayer and a fiery lil one so the name.

  2. Aiden is Hunters twin brother both born January 17, 2020. My sister came up with the name Aiden because it was a favorite name for her we use my father in law name as a middle

  3. Love my lil guy

  4. I love the name Aiden

  5. He was my first born so I went with one of the more modern (at the time 2009) names from websites. I like the simplicity of the name but didn’t realize how many spellings there were.

  6. Loved the name Aiden.

  7. We searched a lot of boy names and tried to be mindful and prayerful about who we thought this little boy would be. Aiden means “fiery one” and we felt like it matched him! Turns out it does 😉 Also, we liked that it was unique but not strange. It’s hard to find boy names that aren’t overused but that are still normal sounding. Aiden feels like a sweet and strong name.

  8. We combined our names, Alicia & Ben
    A&i- Alicia
    d – Dunable (last name)
    e&n- Ben

    Plus it means little fire and it’s Irish (my hubby’s side)


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