Quick Facts on Aidan
- Celtic, Gaelic, Irish
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Aidan
Aidan is the traditional Irish spelling of the anglicized form of the ancient Gaelic name "Aedan" and "Aodhan." These names are a derivative of the diminutive "aohd" meaning "little fire." The older Gaelic versions of the name were relatively common during the early medieval period and were borne by several important early Irish saints. Probably the most famous, the 7th century Saint Aidan of Iona, established a monastery in Northumbria which brought Christianity to the pagan Saxons.
Popularity of the Name Aidan
The name Aidan beats out “Aiden” in terms of timing. Aidan debuted on the U.S. popularity charts five years before its Americanized brother, Aiden. Nonetheless, Aiden (with an “e”) still remains the preferred spelling among people in the United States (vs. Ireland), and Aidan comes in second place. The highest that Aidan has gotten on the charts is at position #39 in 2003. Americans have been imaginative with their spelling of this particular name. Other variations on the Top 1000 boy names list in the United States are: Aidyn, Ayden, Aydan, Aydin, Aaden, and Aden. The preferred spelling in Ireland is Aidan, but in the U.S. it’s Aiden with an “e”. Despite their love of Celtic names, we guess Americans are still adamant about differentiating themselves from the pack. If you want to remain faithful to your Irish roots, go with Aidan.
Popularity of the Boy Name Aidan
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Aidan
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Aidan
Aidan We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Aidan.
Popular Songs on Aidan
Aidan - an instrumental song by Blazin' Fiddles
Waltz for Aidan - an instrumental song by Mogwai
Children's Books on the Baby Name Aidan
Aidan's First Full Moon Circle (W. Lyon Martin) - Aidan and his parents have been solitary witches for as long as he can remember. At the rising of the Harvest Moon, his family is invited to a local coven's Full Moon Esbat celebration. Aidan is jittery about joining a Circle full of strangers. While he is enjoying himself around the bonfire, the High Priestess and his mother cook up a plan to get him involved in the Harvest Moon ritual. Aidan learns he is an important member of the Pagan community. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Aidan's Shoes (Brent Sampson) - Aidan's Shoes Are Missing! Can you help him find them? Join Aidan and his precocious puppy Rex on their adventure to piece together the mystery. Will they find his shoes, or will Aidan discover something even more important? Recommended for ages 4-8.
The Adventures of Aidan & Zeke (Amy L. Corson-Nadell) - Join Aidan and his magic zebra Zeke as they fly away to meet animal friends. In this fantasy children's book, Aidan meets Troy the Tiger, Elle the Elephant and Leo the Lion all who tell Aidan different reasons why he is a special little boy. This magical adventure is a journey into a child's imagination and is filled with bright and creative illustrations. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Aidan
Famous People Named Aidan - Aidan Quinn (actor); Aidan Gillen (actor)
Children of Famous People Named Aidan
Famous People who Named their Son Aidan - Scott Hamilton (figure skater)
Aidan - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
St. Aidan the Apostle of Northumbria (7th Century) - Saint Aidan was born an Irishman in the 7th century who eventually became a Christian monk on the island of Iona off the shores of Scotland. In his time, the Roman Empire had already spread Christianity to northern Europe, but the English were still predominately pagan worshipers due to the Anglo-Saxon invasions. Saint Alban is a venerated Irish saint credited with spreading Christianity throughout Britain. He was even considered a possible patron saint of the United Kingdom.
Personality of the Boy Name Aidan
The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.
Variations of the Baby Name - Aidan