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Aedan is an ancient Irish baby name that dates back to Aed or Aodh. Some believe that it goes back to classical Hebrew traditions, including Eden. As of 2021, Aedan is just over a top 4,100 option.

Meaning of the name Aedan:

Irish: little fire
Hebrew: era

Origin of the name Aedan:

Aedan originated as the old Irish variation of Aodhan. Aodhan was a variant of an older form of Aedan, which began as a nickname for Aed, otherwise known as Aodh. Others believe that Aedan originated as a variation of Edan, a version of the Hebrew option, Eden.

Symbolism of the name Aedan:

The baby name Aedan dates back to the ancient Irish option, Aodh, also known as Aed. Aed directly translates to “fire,” and Aedan was a nickname for it. Since Aedan was a diminutive, the meaning turned to “little fire.” If Aedan is a variation of Eden, it would translate to “era.”

Style of the name Aedan:

Traditional or classical, depending on the origin

Gender of the name Aedan:

Aedan is a historical baby name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Aedan:

AY-den

Number of syllables in the name Aedan:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Aedan:

Aedan is a strong and youthful baby name. It has a sense of mischievousness.

Alternative spellings for the name Aedan:

Nicknames for the name Aedan:

Popularity of the name Aedan:

Aedan was a top 1,000 baby name in America from 2005 to 2010. It did best in 2006, ranking at number 759. As of 2021, Aedan is no longer a top 1,000 option. More specifically, it is at rank 4,113.

Related names for the name Aedan:

Great middle names for Aedan and their meanings:

  • Edward (wealth, fortune, prosperous)
  • Lucas (bringer of light)
  • Mitchell (big, gift from God)
  • Jackson (son of Jack, son of John)
  • Gregory (to be awake, to be watchful)
  • Spencer (steward, administrator)
  • Walker (fuller of cloth)
  • Anthony (priceless one, highly praiseworthy)

Famous people with the name Aedan:

  • Aedan Juvet (journalist)
  • Aedan Carden (YouTube star)
  • Aedan Duckworth (actor, “Hollyoaks”)

Aedans in popular culture:

There are no fictional characters with the baby name Aedan.