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If you're looking for a more unique name for your baby, Zayden is a fantastic option. It's a more modern name rather than something more classic. While Zayden is typically a boy's name, it's typically a gender-neutral option. Let's explore the name Zayden and some of the meanings and emotions behind the name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Zayden:

The name Zayden means increasing or surplus. The baby name Zayden is a modern take on the Hebrew name Zaide that comes from Biblical times. Americans invented the name in the 2000s by using the name Zaide with the suffix -den, which is popular in many other names. These include names like Hayden, Brayden, and even Aidan.

Symbolism of the name Zayden:

Zayden retains the same meaning as the original Hebrew name Zaide. The baby's name, Zaide, actually began as a nickname for the name grandfather, according to some. This would make sense for the meaning to be increasing as a grandfather is the patriarch of a family.

Nicknames for the name Zayden:

  • Zayd
  • Zade
  • Zay
  • Zee
  • Den
  • Zoo Zoo
  • Zady
  • Zay Zay
  • Zed
  • Zan

Style of the name Zayden:


Gender of the name Zayden:

The gender of the baby name Zayden is used for both boys and girls, but it is more popular for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Zayden:


Number of syllables in the name Zayden:


Emotion evoked from the name Zayden:

Zayden feels a bit informal and youthful. It is not necessarily an immature name, but it is one that is simple and feels fun.

Alternative spellings for the name Zayden:

  • Zaiden
  • Zaden 
  • Zaydenn
  • Zaidenn
  • Zaeden
  • Zaedenn

Popularity of the name Zayden:

Zayden joined the Social Security Popularity Index in 2006 at number 883. In the year 2013, it joined the top 200 list at number 192, but it has never gotten to the top 100 list. As of 2020, it ranks at number 185 overall.

Great middle names for Zayden and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Zayden:

  • Zayden Kareem (actor, “Eastenders”)

There are no pop culture references for the baby name Zayden at the current time.

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