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:

Gaelic: Fighter, battler
English: Strength, gentle
Welsh: Spirit of battle

Origin of the name Cayden:

No one knows the exact origin or Cayden. One theory is that it's dervied 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.

Symbolism of the name Cayden:

Some people belive 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.

Style of the name Cayden:


Gender of the name Cayden:

Cayden is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Cayden:


Number of syllables in the name Cayden:


Emotion evoked from the name Cayden:

The name Cayden evokes the image of a strong person who can fight any battle thrown his way.

Alternative spellings for the name Cayden:

Nicknames for the name Cayden:

  • Cay
  • Cade

Popularity of the name Cayden:

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 with the name Cayden:

Caydens in popular culture:

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