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Braeden is most likely an American version of an Irish surname, and it saw quite a bit of popularity between 1996 and 2016. It's not quite as popular as it once was, but it could see a comeback in the next few years. The name comes with a variety of spellings, as well as a few potential meanings. It pairs well with classic and modern middle names.

Meaning of the name Braeden:

Celtic: Salmon
English: Broad hill or valley

Origin of the name Braeden:

Braeden and its many alternative spellings are possibly derived from the Irish surname O’Bradain. In this case, it means “salmon” as the Celts loved to give people animal-like names. Others believe it's derived from the English surname Braden. In this case, it means “broad valley” or “broad hill.”

Symbolism of the name Braeden:

The English version of Braeden would have been used as a place surname. In other words, it would be given to someone who lives on a broad valley or broad hill. The Irish version would have been given to someone in hopes they developed the traits of a salmon, which were thought to include wisdom, reverence, and abundance.

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Gender of the name Braeden:

Braeden is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Braeden:


Number of syllables in the name Braeden:


Emotion evoked from the name Braeden:

The baby name Braeden evokes images of someone who is practical and dependable.

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Popularity of the name Braeden:

According to the Social Security Administration, Braeden was a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States between 1996 and 2016. It was most popular in 2005. It last ranked at number 997 in 2016.

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Famous people with the name Braeden:


Braedens in popular culture:

  • Braeden (character on the TV show “Teen Wolf”)
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