Braden is a name that sounds modern and cool, but it is actually hundreds of years old. The name began as an Irish surname, but it is now a top 900 option in America. Braden is known also for having many spelling alternatives, ranging from Brayden to Braedan and more.

Meaning of the name Braden:

English: wide valley

Origin of the name Braden:

Brayden originates from an Irish surname. It comes from the ancient Gaelic surname O' Bradain and is slightly more modern. The Irish people helped to spread this last name to England too, eventually popularizing it as a first name option.

Symbolism of the name Braden:

The surname that Braden comes from means “descendent of Bradan.” This original name, Bradan, gave the meaning “wide valley” to the name.

Baby name Braden


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Gender of the name Braden:

Braden is a trendy baby name for boys.

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Emotion evoked from the name Braden:

Braden feels trendy and cool. It is modern but still kind.

Alternative spellings for the name Braden:

  • Braeden
  • Braedan
  • Bradan
  • Braydan
  • Brayden
  • Bradin
  • Braedin
  • Braydin

Nicknames for the name Braden:

  • Bray
  • Bear
  • Bradey
  • Brade
  • Brady
  • Bradie
  • Den

Popularity of the name Braden:

Braden became a top 1,000 option in the late twentieth century. The name ranked its highest from 2001 to 2009 when it was on the top 200 list, but was rank 133 in 2005. As of 2020, Braden has descended back to rank 815.

Related names for the name Braden:

  • Bentley
  • Brendan
  • Bronson
  • Branson
  • Brandt
  • Bryson
  • Bradley

Great middle names for Braden and their meanings:

  • Archer (bow, bowman)
  • Camden (valley)
  • Miller (grain grinder)
  • James (supplanter)
  • Walker (fuller)
  • Sullivan (dark)
  • Jaid (jade)

Famous people with the name Braden:

  • Braden Holtby (hockey player)
  • Braden Danner (actor, “MMC”)
  • Braden Lawrence (drummer from The Districts band)
  • Braden Looper (NBA player)
  • Braden Wilson (NFL player)
  • Braden Birch (hockey player)

Bradens in popular culture:

  • Braden Higgins (character from “Grown Ups 2”)
  • Braden (character from “Revenge of the Ninja”)
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