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Cayden's exact origins are unknown, but there are several theories floating around. What we do know is that no matter what influenced its creation, it's a super-modern American baby name with multiple alternative spellings. It also presents a strong image for your baby boy, and it pairs well with multiple middle names.

Meaning of the Name Cayden

No one knows the exact origin or Cayden. One theory is that it's derived from the Gaelic surname “Mac Cadáin,” which possibly meant “fighter.” It may also be derived from the Old English name “Cade,” which means “strength” or “gentle.” Several celebrities have chosen the name for their sons, and it's likely to remain pretty popular for years to come.

Some people believe the name is a derivative of Adam, who, according to the Bible, was the first man. For this reason, some parents believe the name symbolizes the origin of humankind.

Nicknames for Cayden

The name Cayden evokes the image of a strong person who can fight any battle thrown his way. For the name Cayden, there's a handful of nicknames to choose from. If you're not inspired by any on the list below, feel free to come up with a nickname that's unique to the Cayden in your life.

  • Cay
  • Cade
  • Aiden 
  • Denny
  • CeeCee

Cayden Name Details

Style: Modern

Gender: Cayden has traditionally been considered a boys name.

Pronunciation: KAY-den

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Cayden

Cayden Name Popularity

Cayden is a modern name that first made the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States in 1999, according to the Social Security Administration. As of 2020, it ranked at number 266.

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Great Middle Names for Cayden and Their Meanings

Famous People Named Cayden

  • Cayden (character on the TV show “Lost Girl”)
  • Cayden Richards (character in the movie “Wolves”)
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