Haiden is an alternative spelling of the baby name Hayden. While it's typically been a boys' name in the past, it's increasing in popularity for girls too. That said, it has still been more popular for boys during the last couple of decades. Haiden has fallen out of favor a bit since 2015, but we could see it making a comeback as similar names, like Aiden and Jaiden, remain beloved by new parents.
Meaning of the name Haiden:
English: Heathen, hay hill
Welsh: Name used to honor composter Joseph Haydn
Origin of the name Haiden:
The exact origin of the baby name Haiden is unknown. The most popular theory is that it was a given name chosen by the Welsh to honor the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn. There's also the theory that it's derived from the Old English word “hæden,” which means heathen or person who isn't Christian or Jewish. Finally, the least popular but still plausible theory is that it's derived from the elements “heg” and “dun,” which were used to describe a place — “hay hill” — in Old English.
Symbolism of the name Haiden:
Because of its lack of origin story, Haiden doesn't offer much in the way of symbolism. Since it's most likely a name formed to honor a famed composter, new parents may see it as a symbol of music.
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Gender of the name Haiden:
Haiden is a unisex baby name given to both boys and girls, though it's more common for boys.
Pronunciation of the name Haiden:
Number of syllables in the name Haiden:
Emotion evoked from the name Haiden:
The baby name Haiden evokes images of someone who is outgoing and enthusiastic.
Alternative spellings for the name Haiden:
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Popularity of the name Haiden:
According to the Social Security Administration, Haiden was a top 1,000 baby name for boys on and off between 2004 and 2015. It was most popular in 2008 when it ranked at number 778. It last ranked at number 986 in 2015.
Related names for the name Haiden:
Great middle names for Haiden and their meanings:
- Parker (park keeper)
- Jake (supplanter)
- Frederick (peaceful ruler)
- Max (greatest)
- George (farmer)
- Thomas (twin)
- Seth (appointed)
- Miles (soldier, merciful)
- Andrew (strong and manly)
Famous people with the name Haiden:
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