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Braiden is a warm and genial baby name for boys. Pleasant in tone, this name pays tribute to Irish heritage while integrating effortlessly into the popular culture of the modern age. Braiden is the name of a charming character in the Scooby Doo franchise, and Braiden was also the name of a tenacious character in the Train Station series. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Braiden:

Old Irish: Descendant of Bradán, Salmon
Old English: Broad valley

Origin of the name Braiden:

Braiden is a unique baby name with two separate etymologies. For most linguists, Braden derives from the Irish surname Ó Bradáin (meaning “descendant of Bradán”). The personal name Bradán means “salmon” in Old Irish. Alternatively, some etymologists believe that Braden derives from the Old English elements brad (meaning “broad”) and “den” (meaning “glen,” “dell,” or “valley”).

Symbolism of the name Braiden:

Braiden originates from an Irish surname that means “descendant of Bradán” or “salmon.” In Irish Celtic mythology, the salmon was a highly desirable shifter animal due to its qualities of intuitiveness and wisdom. According to tradition, the symbol of Irish salmon was the freshwater stream.

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Gender of the name Braiden:

Braiden is a boy's baby name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Braiden:

The name Braiden evokes feelings of power and plenty.

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Popularity of the name Braiden:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Braiden was the 1,347th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

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Great middle names for Braiden and their meanings:

  • Alwynn (elf friend, noble friend, nourishing river)
  • Arik (lion of God, eternal ruler)
  • Campbell (crooked mouth, beautiful field)
  • Dario (possessing goodness, rich, wealthy, kingly)
  • Elliot (the Lord is my God)
  • Ilan (tree, oak)
  • Kareem (generous, noble, giving)
  • Ormond (descendant of Ruadh, red, ruddy)
  • Patrick (patrician, nobleman)
  • Raylen (protective counsel)
  • Sheldon (valley with steep sides)
  • Winslow (friendly hill)

Famous people with the name Braiden:

Braiden in popular culture:

  • Braiden (character in the Scooby Doo franchise)
  • Braiden (character in the Train Station franchise from Pixel Federation Games)
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