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Kaden is largely considered a modern American name and an alternative spelling of the name Caden. Its exact meaning is unclear, but one thing is certain: it's been very popular with new parents throughout the 2000s and 2010s. It pairs well with both classic middle names, like Edward, and new age middle names, like Ash.

Meaning of the name Kaden:

American: Alternative spelling of Caden
Gaelic: son of Cadáin or fighter
Arabic: companion

Origin of the name Kaden:

Kaden is typically thought of as a modern American name or an alternative spelling of the name Caden. It is also potentially a derivative of the Gaelic surname Mac Cadáin, which means son of Cadáin and may also symbolize a fighter.

Symbolism of the name Kaden:

Some people, particularly those of the Christian faith, associate the baby name Kaden with the name Adam. According to the Bible, Adam was the first man, and the name means “son of the red earth.”

Baby name Kaden

Style of the name Kaden:

Modern

Gender of the name Kaden:

Kaden is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Kaden:

CAY-din

Number of syllables in the name Kaden:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Kaden:

The name Kaden evokes images of someone who is young and full of life.

Alternative spellings for the name Kaden:

  • Caden 
  • Kadan
  • Caydan
  • Kaedin
  • Kaidin
  • Caiden

Nicknames for the name Kaden:

Popularity of the name Kaden:

Kaden first made the list of the top 1,000 baby names in 1993. It was most popular during the 2000s, and as of 2020, it ranks at number 254, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Kaden:

Great middle names for Kaden and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Kaden:

Kadens in popular culture:

  • Prince Kaden (character in the book series “The Selection”)
  • Kaden (character in the book “The Remnant Chronicles”)
  • Kadenin the video game “Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time”)