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%

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Names Like Jayden

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


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
Jade

Spanish

Jayde

Spanish


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
Jadan
Jaden

Thankful one

Hebrew

Jadon

Thankful; God will judge

Hebrew

Jaeden

Thankful; God will judge

Hebrew

Jaiden

Thankful one

Hebrew

Jaydon

Thankful; God will judge

Hebrew


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
Aidan

Little fire

Irish

Aiden

Little fire

Irish

Aydan

Fire

Gaelic

Ayden

Little fire

Irish

Braden

Salmon

Irish

Brayden

Son of Bradan

Irish

Caden

Son of Cadan

Irish

Cayden

Son of Cadan

Irish

Hayden

Hay valley

English

Jason

To heal

Greek

Jaycen

American

Jaydee

American

Jaylen

Created name

American

Jaysen

Healer; the Lord is salvation

Hebrew

Jayven

Ionian

Hebrew

Kayden

Son of Cadan

American

Raiden

Thunder and lightning

Japanese

Zaiden

Increasing, Surplus

American


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
Bryson

Son of Brice

English

Christian

Follower of Christ

Latin

Greyson

Son of the steward

English

Hunter

Hunter

English

Jace

To heal

American

Jameson

Son of James

English

Jaxon

Son of Jack

English

Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

Maverick

Independent one

American

Tyler

Tiler

English


Lists With Jayden

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


Siblings of Jayden

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jayde

Spanish

Jordan

To descend

Hebrew

Jesus

God is salvation

Hebrew

Aurora

Goddess of dawn

Latin

Colton

Charcoal settlement

English

Ayden

Little fire

Irish

Danniell

God is my Judge

French

29 Comments

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

    • my name is jayden

  2. 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

  3. A name meaning thankful in Hebrew

  4. 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 ?

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

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

  7. 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

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

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

  10. I’m picking name Jayden is beautiful name

  11. 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.

  12. Thankful

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

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

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

  18. 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?????

  19. 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

  20. 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

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

  22. I love mama natural

  23. 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.

  24. 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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