Jayden Name Meaning

All aboard the -ayden trend train is Jayden, a variant of Jadon, meaning “thankful one.” Once a Top 10 regular, Jayden has cooled in recent years, though he’s still plenty hot in use. With his vast number of alternative spellings like Jaden, Jaydon, and Jaiden, he’s more popular than the charts let on.

Other than being an -ayden trend darling, Jayden is modern and stylish, wearing well on any little boy. He’s the updated version of yesteryear’s Jason and Jordan, inspiring today’s parents with his familiar feel yet unique styling of an inner Y. He has the added bonus of being a surprise biblical name, as his original form Jadon appears in the Old Testament.

Jayden is an American trendsetter with this styling unique to the United States. He is used elsewhere though not nearly as common. This sets him apart from a lot of today’s top names that are used worldwide or borrowed from overseas like Oliver and Jack. This relative exclusivity may make him an attractive choice to those outside the U.S.

Jayden is no doubt adventurous, stepping outside the lines to forge his own path. He’s a bold twist on an old classic, reinvented and beloved. Similar names include Jade, Kaden, Jaxon.

Infographic of Jayden name meaning, which is A variant of Jadon, Jayden is a Hebrew name meaning thankful one.
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Jayden Name Popularity

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

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 2,214 7 0.0004%
1991 1,767 15 0.0009%
1992 2,059 10 0.0006%
1993 1,305 36 0.0023%
1994 901 96 0.0063%
1995 696 183 0.0121%
1996 605 246 0.0164%
1997 533 331 0.0224%
1998 393 593 0.0396%
1999 254 1,210 0.0808%
2000 194 1,810 0.1185%
2001 139 2,833 0.188%
2002 101 3,853 0.2571%
2003 75 5,545 0.3645%
2004 62 6,919 0.454%
2005 54 8,257 0.54%
2006 49 9,624 0.6146%
2007 18 15,240 0.9659%
2008 11 17,144 1.1092%
2009 8 17,286 1.1565%
2010 4 17,171 1.1915%
2011 4 16,986 1.1922%
2012 8 16,120 1.1312%
2013 9 14,756 1.0364%
2014 15 12,957 0.8893%
2015 20 11,532 0.7926%
2016 27 10,105 0.7009%
2017 26 9,487 0.6797%
2018 30 8,553 0.6225%
2019 35 7,896 0.5833%
2020 36 7,014 0.5511%

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Names Like Jayden

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What names are diminutives of Jayden?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender




What names are variants of Jayden?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender

Thankful one



Thankful; God will judge



Thankful; God will judge



Thankful one



Thankful; God will judge


What names sound like Jayden?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender

Little fire



Little fire






Little fire






Son of Bradan



Son of Cadan



Son of Cadan



Hay valley



To heal







Created name



Healer; the Lord is salvation






Son of Cadan



Thunder and lightning



Increasing, Surplus


What names are similar to Jayden?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender

Son of Brice



Follower of Christ



Son of the steward






To heal



Son of James



Son of Jack



Helmet of will



Independent one





Lists With Jayden

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Siblings of Jayden

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender



To descend



God is salvation



Goddess of dawn



Charcoal settlement



Little fire



God is my Judge



Olive tree












  1. My name is Elliot like mentioned aboved. I have a son by name Jayden as well, and i gave him that name because God took me away from a place of destruction and placed me upon unimaginabl beautiful and sweet land. And so, am always thankul!!
    I will continue to be thankful to Him.

  2. Firstly me and my husband we was looking simple name and which won’t be hard to the people to pronounce or to make wrong spelling, especially in my country Tanzania as we are Turkish & Tanzanian parents we wanted also the name to be international or English name which can be easy for both side…

    Secondly: I have problems due to my tribe I can’t pronounce R & L so we was selecting name which I can be able to pronounce correctly would be so bad if I can’t pronounce my own babie Name so Jayden was perfect Name..

    And last was the meaning of The name Jayden which means Thankfully person ?.

  3. The name Jayden means thankful. I have Rh incompatibility and a gluten intolerance. I was anemic this pregnancy which I have never been before pregnant or not. I had ALOT of supplement to take this pregnancy to support baby and myself. A lot of prayer that went into asking God to make baby healthy and safe. At 36 weeks, I found out my amniotic fluid was very low and I would have to be induced because my placenta was failing. My dreams of another home birth were out but God truly saw us through! My midwife came to the hospital as my doula. I had a great doctor who has been in practice a very long time. It was as great of a natural experience as it could of been, being in the hospital. After my baby was born, we found out the membranes of my placenta were attached on the outside. The doctor said we had a miracle baby because babies with placentas like this don’t live. So, Jayden…thankful. He had absolutely no jaundice or anemia. Perfectly healthy baby. We serve a good God! His middle name is Elliott which means Jehovah is God.

  4. When I just got pregnant ,I had a list of names which I had to choose from of which jayden inclusive at last jayden took the lead

  5. I have loved the name since I was a little girl. It also means ‘God has Heard’ and ‘thankful’, which I also love (he was a miracle baby)

  6. I chose the name Jayden because it means thankful and I am always thankful to God for all he has done, what he doing and what he’s about to do in my life and that of my family.

  7. Love the name

  8. the name jayden placed on my heart ,since i heard that my sister she is i preg

  9. Jayden has been a name I have loved since I was 8 yrs old.

  10. I love the name I pick out for my son because it took me 8 months to figure it out ??

  11. ? took 8years with out conceiving but this God made it for me so ? an thank full thats wy ? named him Jayden

  12. I name my son Jayden because i just love that name

    • my name is jayden

      • My name is Jayden too

        • My name is Jayden too

          • My name is also Jayden!

          • i am jayden

    • 11November 2021

  13. I lived the name Jade for a girl so when we found out we were having a boy my partner said Jayden and we both lived it so we ran with it! <3

  14. A name meaning thankful in Hebrew

  15. 4 years before I got pregnant my husband and I make a list name boy &girl Jayden was one of them it’s mean thankful greatful . But we did not choose the name .in my gender reveal party we put all the name in board everyone got to write favorite name in piece paper boom more people choose Jayden.i love it jay for nickname ?

  16. So I’m in the low percentile of girls named Jayden.

    • Same I was named Jadyne and I see that no where on here lol

  17. Jaydens father named him after Jayden’s grandfather. Not sure just like it. He’s a really good baby.

  18. Because we wanted to named him like his brother which his name is ayden so we added the j so they can both have almost the same name

  19. I have three son’s just had Jayden he is my husband first baby and my third baby. We love the new baby

  20. I picked his name bc I love the way it sound and it kinda sound like his daddy name

  21. I’m picking name Jayden is beautiful name

  22. Jayden was my 1st boy, and I was that mom who wanted a name that was uncommon. So back in 2011 the name Jayden wasnt as common as it is now. Therefore I picked his name and decided his middle name would be Micheal.

  23. Thankful

  24. well to start with I didnt pick his name his father did see we had this deal if the baby was a girl I would name it and if it was a boy he would name it but we both agreed to name him Jayden cause nobody in either one of our families had the name Jayden and we wanted his name to be different then everyone else in our families and plus it also goes great with his middle name witch was given to him by his father also its a family name so we just keep it in the family. and later on I found out that his name also means strength which I love.

  25. I chose the name “Jayden” because it’s a nice simple name plus I had to choose a name that starts with the letter “J” since my other children all have names that begins with a J

  26. I chose the name “Jayden” because it’s a nice simple name plus I had to choose a name that starts with the letter “J” since my other children all have names that starts with a J

  27. My daughter name is Jeylin and i name my don Jayden so there name could sound the same and i have always love that name for a boy since i was young so after 4 daughters i finally have my son

  28. Its a name God place in my heart during pregnancy.

    • This name was also placed in my HEART by GOD!!!

  29. I choose the name Jayden because of the meaning .it means thanksgiving and I Know how God has been with me through out this nine month journey .it has not been easy but he crown me with laugher at the end of it all with a bounce and healthy baby boy am forever grateful to him?????

  30. I choose this name because of his middle name actually!!! Alexander is his middle name after his great grandfather and I felt like Jayden went perfect with it !!! Jayden is now almost 3 months old and already he is so big and does alot of things that older babies do very early and his mommy and daddy are so proud of him

  31. Jayden Leo bernal is my lil gordo and is a healthy 55 pounds at a year old his name was my choice I had always wanted a lil boy named jayden

  32. the father gave him this name.the meaning is what i like so much as a christian.
    god has answered.

  33. I love mama natural

  34. Jayden is a Hebrew name by mean God has answered. My baby father gave him that name because of the meaning. I have been experiencing the blessing since he was born as well.

  35. My daughter’s name is jayden

    • My daughter’s name too is Jayden she is 4 years old

    • mine is to

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