Kayden Name Meaning

A modern name with a trendy ending, Kayden has rocketed in popularity out of nowhere! A variant of Caden, he has sweet Irish roots with an American spelling twist.

Parents are head over heels in love with the -ayden trend which Kayden, of course, is part of. He has an extra kick to him compared to Aiden, and his sound is quite appealing on the ear. A K name, he’s also packed with energy and personality by nature, injecting his enthusiasm everywhere he goes.

We’re loving his nickname of Kade, a short and sweet pick with a whole lot of style. Of course, he doesn’t have to be shortened and isn’t a name that others would naturally assign a nickname either like Christopher or Michael.

While he already has a unique spelling, there are plenty more variations to go around like Caiden, Cayden, Kaden, Kaeden, and Kaiden to name a few. Luckily, Kayden continues to be the most popular choice, so you shouldn’t have to worry too much about correcting people. We do caution you, however, if you’re looking for something rare, as multiple spellings do appear on the charts, increasing his popularity on the playground.

Kayden has a boyish side that’s hard not to love. He’s not one for buttoned-up affairs or high-brow humor, the first to splash in a puddle or find a bit of mischief. We love the energy of the name and can’t get enough of him!

Infographic of Kayden name meaning, which is An American variant of Caden, Kayden means son of Cadan.
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Kayden Name Popularity

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

  • In 2018 Kayden was the 98th most popular boys name, representing 0.2883% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Kayden has been the 434th most popular boys name, representing 0.0331% 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 0 0%
1991 1,925 12 0.0007%
1992 1,886 13 0.0008%
1993 1,607 19 0.0012%
1994 1,582 22 0.0014%
1995 1,432 30 0.002%
1996 1,308 39 0.0026%
1997 1,220 50 0.0034%
1998 1,177 55 0.0037%
1999 1,033 84 0.0056%
2000 812 151 0.0099%
2001 686 214 0.0142%
2002 506 407 0.0272%
2003 365 689 0.0453%
2004 315 954 0.0626%
2005 252 1,292 0.0845%
2006 230 1,555 0.0993%
2007 186 2,192 0.1389%
2008 152 2,587 0.1674%
2009 138 2,955 0.1977%
2010 123 3,297 0.2288%
2011 105 3,732 0.2619%
2012 97 3,867 0.2714%
2013 93 4,422 0.3106%
2014 90 4,717 0.3238%
2015 95 4,229 0.2907%
2016 101 3,998 0.2773%
2017 98 3,961 0.2838%
2018 98 3,961 0.2883%

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Names Like Kayden

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


What names are diminutives of Kayden?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cade

Round, lumpish; cask

French

#378 (0.0581%)  
Kayde

Round, lumpish; cask

French


What names are variants of Kayden?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Caden

Son of Cadan

Irish

#236 (0.1146%)  
Caiden

Son of Cadan

American

#340 (0.067%)  
Caydan

Companion

Arabic

Cayden

Son of Cadan

Irish

#250 (0.1034%)  
Caydin

Companion

Arabic

Caydon

Companion

Arabic

Kaiden

Son of Cadan

American

#138 (0.2055%)  
Kaydan

Companion

Arabic

Kaydin

Companion

Arabic

Kaydon

Companion

Arabic


What names sound like Kayden?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aidan

Little fire

Irish

#241 (0.1111%)  
Aiden

Little fire

Irish

#19 (0.7263%)  
Aydan

Fire

Gaelic

#1,241 (0.0057%)  
Ayden

Little fire

Irish

#104 (0.2652%)  
Brayden

Son of Bradan

Irish

#84 (0.319%)  
Cadence

Rhythm

Latin

#1,682 (0.0023%)  
Casen
#624 (0.0261%)  
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%)  
Jaiden

Thankful one

Hebrew

#308 (0.0769%)  
Jayden

Thankful one

Hebrew

#30 (0.6225%)  
Kamden

Winding valley

#447 (0.0451%)  
Kayven

Handsome

Irish


What names are similar to Kayden?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Brantley

Fire

English

#193 (0.151%)  
Braxton

Brock's town

English

#130 (0.2172%)  
Bryson

Son of Brice

English

#93 (0.3045%)  
Hunter

Hunter

English

#57 (0.4404%)  
Jaxson

Son of Jack

English

#76 (0.3446%)  
Ryder

Mounted warrior

English

#131 (0.2168%)  
Ryker

Rich

English

#122 (0.2342%)  
Sawyer

Wood Cutter

English

#99 (0.2808%)  
Thatcher

Roof thatcher

English

#754 (0.0177%)  
Weston

West town

English

#102 (0.2732%)  

Lists With Kayden

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


Siblings of Kayden

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Karson

Son of Carr

American

#264 (0.0951%)  
Jacob

Supplanter

Hebrew

#13 (0.8567%)  
Kylie

Boomerang

Aboriginal

#122 (0.1747%)  
Chloe

Green sprout

Greek

#25 (0.4823%)  
Layla

Night

Arabic

#27 (0.4701%)  
Krista

European

#1,901 (0.0025%)  

6 Comments

  1. He is my golden boy. The only boy and my baby boy

  2. My older son name is Jaden that y I like kayden

  3. I’ve always loved the name Kayden ?
    My son is a sweet energetic little boy with a lot of personality. I’m so in love with my little prince

  4. I picked the name kayden because I rarely hear that name and I love it

  5. Well I had a dream that I named my child Kayden so I did just that

  6. Labor is a battle that is why I chose his 1st name it means born in battle and his middle name is Enzo and it means to rule this house.


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